Thunderstorms race across Chicago area for second day.
A line of powerful storms swept across the Northern burbs of Chicago yesterday late afternoon. For about two hours starting around 1530hrs and beginning north of Rockford strong winds battered the local area. NEXLAB radar indicated t-storms up to 30,000ft. Damage was reported in Mc Henry, Cook, DuPage, Kane and DeKalb counties.
Yesterday's storm reports;
NWUS53 KLOT 170044
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
744 PM CDT WED MAY 16 2007
..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
0528 PM TSTM WND DMG HUNTLEY 42.17N 88.42W
05/16/2007 MCHENRY IL LAW ENFORCEMENT
POWER LINES DOWN IN PARTS OF CITY.
0550 PM TSTM WND DMG SCHAUMBURG 42.03N 88.08W
05/16/2007 COOK IL AMATEUR RADIO
ROOF BLOWN OFF BUILDING AT WYSE RD AND MITCHELL RD.
SCHAUMBURG FIRE DEPT REPORT RELAYED BY HAM RADIO.
0555 PM TSTM WND DMG HANOVER PARK 41.98N 88.14W
05/16/2007 DUPAGE IL LAW ENFORCEMENT
LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN IN HANOVER PARK. REPORT RELAYED BY
0600 PM HAIL PALATINE 42.11N 88.04W
05/16/2007 E0.75 INCH COOK IL TRAINED SPOTTER
PENNY SIZE HAIL.
THIS WILL BE UPDATED IF/WHEN ADDITIONAL REPORTS ARE RECEIVED.
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