Large and extremely dangerous tornado tears through suburban Chicago, U.S.

Large and extremely dangerous tornado tears through suburban Chicago, U.S.

At least 6 people have been injured and 16 homes heavily damaged after a radar-confirmed tornado swept through suburban Chicago, IL at around 23:09 LT on Sunday, June 20, 2021. This could end up being the first strong tornado (EF-2+) in the metro Chicago counties…

Nearly 100 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit Chicago, Illinois

Nearly 100 000 without power as severe thunderstorms hit Chicago, Illinois

A part of a line of severe thunderstorms swept over Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area on Sunday, June 30, 2019, causing damage throughout the city and leaving nearly 100 000 customers without power. Winds as high as 119 km/h (74 mph) hit northern Illinois Sunday…

Rare snowstorm hits Chicago, breaking 109-year-old snow record

Rare snowstorm hits Chicago, breaking 109-year-old snow record

An unusually strong late-season snowstorm hit parts of United States on April 27 and 28, 2019, dropping heavy snow and causing hundreds of flights to be canceled. Chicago O'Hare International airport received 6.3 cm (2.5 inches) of snow on April 27, breaking the…

Rockford, IL received three times its average June rainfall by June 22

Rockford, IL received three times its average June rainfall by June 22

Multiple rainfall records were broken in Rockford, Illinois after heavy rain drenched the Rock River Valley this week, causing significant flash flooding and forcing officials to impose boating restrictions on the Rock River. Heavy rainfall was recorded across the…

More than 200 000 lost power in Texas, severe weather continues

More than 200 000 lost power in Texas, severe weather continues

Powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes left behind serious damage across North Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29, 2017 and caused power outages to more than 200 000 people. NWS SPC warns there is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms Thursday from…