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    April 14-15 Snow Potential

    Main roads were wet all day. Secondary roads were slushy. Snow didn’t stop the boat tours. Haha.
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    January 24 - 31 Cold Blast

    Snow cover during the 2014 outbreak.
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    Early February Hyperactivity

    You see the official measurement for Kankakee was only 3"? Lol. Horrible. I was around 4.5"
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    December 2017 Discussion

    ASOS at IKK dropped to -10 here this morning
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    December 24-25 Snow Potential

    Tried driving to Lansing Michigan last night on 94 but Lake Effect band was following us, lol. Traffic was going 5 mph, nightmare. We finally pulled over in Paw Paw and slept for a few hours before heading out this morning. Had to be the hardest I've seen it snow.
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    July 2017 Discussion

    Took these pics Sunday evening here. Playing softball and watched this form right over us. Interesting to watch.
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    June 11-17th Severe Weather

    Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville, IL 501 PM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017 The focus will then shift to the late afternoon/evening timeframe. The current environment features 1000-2000 J/kg MLCAPE values and effective bulk shear values of 35-50 kts. However, large scale forcing is absent for now and that is why the storms are still subsevere. This will change as a shortwave trough located in central Iowa propagates east this evening. DCVA associated with this trough will promote large scale vertical motion over the CWA. Strong thunderstorms have already started to develop in eastern Iowa and this can be expected in our area later this afternoon. Given the environment discussed, the thunderstorm development will be better organized and the threat for straight line damaging winds and large hail will exist. CAM`s guidance shows organized thunderstorm development in western parts of the CWA by 0100 UTC and moving into the Chicago city limits by 0200-0300 UTC. Once this wave moves through, some of the model guidance suggests another wave of thunderstorms in the early morning hours. However, confidence is not high that the atmosphere will be able to recover during the nocturnal hours, so this will have to be watched closely.
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    Late April-Early May Heavy Rain/Severe Possibilities

    Had several large trees down around here and power was out here for three hours. It was like a mini tropical storm. Odd seeing winds gusting that high from the Northeast.
  9. Friend of mine sent me this, not sure how accurate it is.
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    Feb 8-9 Potential Snow System

    2 inches here mostly on grassy and shade areas. South of here did better.
  11. Chicago also received another 8" of snow a week after the blizzard. Interesting reading the forecasts just a day before the storm.
  12. Yep, F this winter. I'll take a day like today over the cold and dry.
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    January 2017 General Discussion

    Sunny and 60 here today.
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    January 2017 General Discussion

    Just woke up to the thunder and lightning. Crazy. Heavy freezing rain. That's a first for me. Sitting at 30 degrees.