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  1. If memory serves me correct, the November 2013 outbreak had 10 tornadoes in the LOT area, with 3 of those being EF2s. Definitely a rare event for November.
  2. Yep. When you look at the top 30 and bottom 30 total seasonal snowfall for Chicago, 7 of the snowiest seasons occurred during the 2000s and 3 from the 2000s were the least snowiest.
  3. The winter of 1991-92 (Dec-Feb) ended up sucking in Chicago. Above normal temps and only 14.5 inches of snow.
  4. Main roads were wet all day. Secondary roads were slushy. Snow didn’t stop the boat tours. Haha.
  5. Snow cover during the 2014 outbreak.
  6. You see the official measurement for Kankakee was only 3"? Lol. Horrible. I was around 4.5"
  7. ASOS at IKK dropped to -10 here this morning
  8. 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.
  9. Took these pics Sunday evening here. Playing softball and watched this form right over us. Interesting to watch.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 2 inches here mostly on grassy and shade areas. South of here did better.
  13. Chicago also received another 8" of snow a week after the blizzard. Interesting reading the forecasts just a day before the storm.
  14. Yep, F this winter. I'll take a day like today over the cold and dry.
  15. Just woke up to the thunder and lightning. Crazy. Heavy freezing rain. That's a first for me. Sitting at 30 degrees.
  16. Nice t-storms and lightning here earlier. Power was even going on and off. Like cyclone said, decent consolation to this crap pattern. Made it up to 53 just prior.
  17. I remember the ice storm in New England and Canada back in January of 1998. I believe a few locations had 4" of ice accumulation. They also had one in the early 1920s.
  18. Might be because I don't pay attention to CPC much, but that is bluest I've seen in awhile. Hopefully we get the storm ahead of the cold.
  19. Good point. I remember getting excited when there was winter storm warnings issued for the 4 or more inches of snow. Still plenty early and we've already done much better compared to last December.
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