Archive for May, 2008

Severe Storms Passed Just South Yesterday

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

storm total precip

Severe thunderstorms produced penny to ping pong ball sized hail, heavy rainfall, and high winds from around Mazon to Diamond and on east into Will and Kankakee counties yesterday evening. The storms passed about 4 miles south of the Goose Lake Weather station and produced only brief moderate rain here although vivid lightning could be seen from those storms.  The image shows the storm total precipitation from that narrow band of storms in central Grundy county. Much heavier rains and flooding occurred further south. Some damage reports from Grundy county are included below…the majority supplied by the Grundy County Emergency Management Agency and Grundy County SkyWarn spotters.

0641 PM     HAIL             MAZON                   41.24N 88.42W
05/30/2008  M0.25 INCH       GRUNDY             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

0642 PM     HAIL             MAZON                   41.24N 88.42W
05/30/2008  M1.00 INCH       GRUNDY             IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0646 PM     HAIL             MAZON                   41.24N 88.42W
05/30/2008  M0.75 INCH       GRUNDY             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

0646 PM     TSTM WND GST     MAZON                   41.24N 88.42W
05/30/2008  M50.00 MPH       GRUNDY             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

0650 PM     HAIL             CARBON HILL             41.30N 88.30W
05/30/2008  M1.75 INCH       GRUNDY             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

NEAR INTERSECTION OF REED ROAD AND JUGTOWN

0651 PM     HAIL             BRAIDWOOD               41.27N 88.22W
05/30/2008  M0.88 INCH       WILL               IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

0655 PM     TSTM WND DMG     S BRAIDWOOD             41.27N 88.22W
05/30/2008                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

TRACTOR TRAILER BLOWN OVER ON I55 NEAR MILE MARKER 232.

0659 PM     TSTM WND DMG     MAZON                   41.24N 88.42W
05/30/2008                   GRUNDY             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

6 TO 8 INCH TREE LIMBS DOWN ON CENTER STREET.

0701 PM     HAIL             COAL CITY               41.29N 88.28W
05/30/2008  M0.75 INCH       GRUNDY             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

0701 PM     FLOOD            1 E MAZON               41.24N 88.41W
05/30/2008                   GRUNDY             IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

RT. 47 IS COVERED WITH WATER. TYNAN ROAD ALSO WATER
COVERED.

Cold Front Passage Overnight

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

A strong cold front moved through just before 1AM this morning. Temperatures dropped from near 70° to the mid 40’s by daybreak. Winds shifted to the north as well. The image below shows when the cold front moved through as seen by the increase in wind speed, change in wind direction, and drop in temperature.

Cold front passage

Warm Again Today Then a Brief Cool Down

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Forecast for Monday

Humidity has increased over the last 48 hrs. Showers and storms just grazed the area overnight with areas along and north of I-88 receiving between 1 and 2 inches of rain. A cold front will be moving through tonight providing a brief cool down Tuesday and Wednesday but temperatures should be back in the 70’s by Thursday. There is also a chance of severe storms late today and tonight as the cold front pushes through the area.

Wet and Windy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Low Pressure

A deep low pressure system over Illinois is resulting in a very wet and windy Mother’s Day today. Some low lying flooding has already begun as rainfall amounts so far this morning are approaching 1.5 inches.  Radar continues to show more rain…heavy at times….headed this way.

Nevertheless, wishing a very happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!

A Chilly Day for May

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

A cold front resulted in some isolated storms late yesterday evening but the most significant change was the obvious drop in temperatures. Yesterday’s high in the low 70s seems tropical compared to today’s high of only around 50 along with very wind and damp conditions.

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Distant thunderstorm over Iroquois county as a cold front moved through yesterday evening.