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Beware the Ides of March (and into the 16th)


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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
231 PM CDT TUE MAR 16 2021

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0300 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG SIBLEY                  40.59N 88.38W
03/15/2021                   FORD               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

THE FORD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY RELAYED THAT AT LEAST 90 POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED OR PUSHED OVER IN A NARROW ZONE FROM JUST NORTH OF CHATSWORTH TO SIBLEY TO GIBSON CITY TO FISHER, INCLUDING ALONG A CONTINUOUS 4 MILE STRETCH. THE EMERGENCY MANAGER ALSO RELAYED THAT A ROUGHLY 75 FOOT COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA WAS ALSO BENT OVER, HITTING A NEARBY WATER TOWER. THE DAMAGE WAS BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY THE COMBINATION OF ICE ACCUMULATION AND STRONG EAST WINDS, SOMETIME AFTER 2:30 OR 3 PM.
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2 hours ago, Hoosier said:
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
231 PM CDT TUE MAR 16 2021

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0300 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG SIBLEY                  40.59N 88.38W
03/15/2021                   FORD               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

THE FORD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY RELAYED THAT AT LEAST 90 POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED OR PUSHED OVER IN A NARROW ZONE FROM JUST NORTH OF CHATSWORTH TO SIBLEY TO GIBSON CITY TO FISHER, INCLUDING ALONG A CONTINUOUS 4 MILE STRETCH. THE EMERGENCY MANAGER ALSO RELAYED THAT A ROUGHLY 75 FOOT COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA WAS ALSO BENT OVER, HITTING A NEARBY WATER TOWER. THE DAMAGE WAS BELIEVED TO BE CAUSED BY THE COMBINATION OF ICE ACCUMULATION AND STRONG EAST WINDS, SOMETIME AFTER 2:30 OR 3 PM.

Wow my brother lives 5 miles from Gibson City and he never mentioned this. Crazy. 

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