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Illinois Tornado Outbreak - Chicago/Cook County Next?
NWS, WBBM News Radio AM 780 ^ | 4-20-04 | Milwaukee_Guy

Posted on 04/20/2004 6:17:16 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTEDTORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL801 PM CDT TUE APR 20 2004 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A* TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHWEST COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS NORTHERN WILL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS* UNTIL 830 PM CDT * AT 801 PM CDT...A TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR JOLIET ...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.* THE STORM WILL BE NEAR... ORLAND PARK AROUND 810 PM CDT. BURR RIDGE AROUND 815 PM CDT. PALOS HILLS AROUND 820 PM CDT. HICKORY HILLS AROUND 825 PM CDT. BURBANK AROUND 830 PM CDT. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR OR SEE THE TORNADO. TAKE SHELTER NOW. GO TO THE BASEMENT AND SEEK SHELTER UNDER THE STAIRS OR UNDER A HEAVY PIECE OF FURNITURE


TOPICS: Announcements; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: climatechange; tornado; weather
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Ongoing event. Multiple confirmed touchdowns. Numerous trained spotter and radar indicated tornadoes ongoing. Multiple low topped supercell events in progress.
1 posted on 04/20/2004 6:17:19 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Man,Stay Safe!
2 posted on 04/20/2004 6:18:44 PM PDT by cmsgop ( "I'm Sick, You're Sick, Were All Sick Of Gorelick !Well said sir!)
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I see two discrete supercells on NWS radar. Mesocyclones near Wheaton Illinois and one near Joliet Illinois.
4 posted on 04/20/2004 6:20:23 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTEDTORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL812 PM CDT TUE APR 20 2004
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
DUPAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS KANE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS
KENDALL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS* UNTIL 845 PM CDT
5 posted on 04/20/2004 6:21:42 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Sirens going in Oak Park.
6 posted on 04/20/2004 6:21:45 PM PDT by Snake65 (Osama Bin Decomposing)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Now they've spread the warning into Cook. Rain delay in the White Sox-Yankees game on the south side. Calm for now in the northern burbs of Chicago.
7 posted on 04/20/2004 6:22:27 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
WBBM 780 reports significant damage in Joliet and Utica.
8 posted on 04/20/2004 6:23:30 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Oh no, the godless tornadoes!
9 posted on 04/20/2004 6:23:55 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Why the long face, John?)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Walgreens in Joliet taken out by tornado according to CLTV (Chicagoland Television).
10 posted on 04/20/2004 6:25:07 PM PDT by Snake65 (Osama Bin Decomposing)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Hopefully nightfall will remove some dynamic energy from the storm environment but shear profiles are very favorable for rapid tornado development. IMHO we have one more hour to maintain extreme awareness.
11 posted on 04/20/2004 6:25:48 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
It's about time. What good is tornado season without some tornados?
12 posted on 04/20/2004 6:26:39 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
I don't know if this will work, but if it does---stay low!


13 posted on 04/20/2004 6:26:53 PM PDT by budman_2001
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
AT 809 PM CDT ONE TORNADIC STORM WAS LOCATED IN EXTREME SOUTHWEST
KANKAKEE COUNTY OVER LAKE WOOD SHORES. A SECOND TORNADIC STORM WAS
LOCATED IN WILL COUNTY NEAR GOODINGS GROVE. A THIRD TORNADIC STORM
WAS LOCATED IN EXTRMEME SOUTHEAST WILL COUNTY NEAR BEECHER. A FOURTH
TORNADIC STORM WAS LOCATED IN KENDALL COUNTY NEAR OSWEGO. ALL THE
STORMS WERE MOVING NORTHEAST NEAR 30 MPH.
14 posted on 04/20/2004 6:27:45 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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To: budman_2001
Thanks. Looks like I'm on the edge of the dark green area.
15 posted on 04/20/2004 6:28:10 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod ('I went to Vietnam, yada yada yada, I want to be President...")
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16 posted on 04/20/2004 6:29:00 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Sounds like they're multiplying like bunny rabbits.
17 posted on 04/20/2004 6:29:04 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod ('I went to Vietnam, yada yada yada, I want to be President...")
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To: BlessedBeGod
Link
18 posted on 04/20/2004 6:30:04 PM PDT by budman_2001
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
It's all Bush's fault...
19 posted on 04/20/2004 6:30:05 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (From the Radical Islamic Dictionary: Truce - noun; try to kill the infidels later.)
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Just talked to one of my Aunts down in Central Illinois... Same thing is happening down there...
20 posted on 04/20/2004 6:30:33 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: HAL9000
For shame. Your comments are a disgrace.
21 posted on 04/20/2004 6:30:59 PM PDT by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: mhking
Looks like it is in my area.. Egads... (Elgin area)
22 posted on 04/20/2004 6:31:19 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Have heard it took out duffy's in utica, the best tenderloins in the county.

Straight up the road on 178 from where I live.

23 posted on 04/20/2004 6:31:22 PM PDT by dts32041 ("Liberty is not America's gift to the world, it is God's gift to humanity" George W Bush 28 Jan 2003)
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To: budman_2001
A little better radar definition at this link,

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/radar/images/DS.p19r0/SI.klot/latest.gif

The cells have lost their classic supercell signature but may redevelop with little notice. Heed all warnings and stay indoors if you are in the affected area.
24 posted on 04/20/2004 6:31:48 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Northwest Indiana (Lake County) now.

Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service

...TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 826 PM CDT TUE APR 20 2004

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS WILL COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST INDIANA

* UNTIL 915 PM CDT

* AT 826 PM CDT... DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG ROTATION IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IN LAKE COUNTY NEAR STAINT JOHN... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* AT 826 PM CDT... DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG ROTATION IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IN WILL COUNTY 4 MILES NORTHEAST OF SYMERTON... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* AT 826 PM CDT... DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED STRONG ROTATION IN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IN SOUTHERN COOK COUNTY NEAR OAK LAWN... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

ABANDON AUTOMOBILES AND MOBILE HOMES FOR STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE... LIE FLAT IN A DITCH OR LOW SPOT. DO NOT GO UNDER BRIDGES... THEY ACT LIKE A DANGEROUS WIND TUNNEL. IN HIGH RISE BUILDINGS... MOVE TO INTERIOR CLOSETS... HALLWAYS... BATHROOMS OR STAIRWAYS. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

25 posted on 04/20/2004 6:32:08 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
According to report on ABC7's site, downtown Joliet may have been hit by a tornado -- apparently the Walgreen's there has been damaged.
26 posted on 04/20/2004 6:36:46 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Jeff Chandler
WKRPing!

In all seriousness...everyone keep your head down and stay safe!!

27 posted on 04/20/2004 6:36:57 PM PDT by TheBigB ("If my deepest, darkest despair had choreography -- *this* would be it." -Tom Servo)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
All quiet here in Downers grove (DuPage County) at 8:38PM CDT. Radar has em all around us though!
28 posted on 04/20/2004 6:39:17 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT!)
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To: KevinDavis
Same thing within the last hour in North Central Indiana.Saw several in the air over our home-Thank God they stayed up.
29 posted on 04/20/2004 6:40:17 PM PDT by John W
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To: mhking
let me guess..A-Rod was taking batting practice ...
30 posted on 04/20/2004 6:41:16 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to propagate her genes.....any volunteers?)
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To: John W
WLS Radio streaming live: http://www.radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/url?bc=y&call=WLS&service=AM

They're running Sean Hannity, but breaking in frequently.
31 posted on 04/20/2004 6:42:18 PM PDT by mhking
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To: teletech
Palos here,,quiet for the moment. All in the basement.
32 posted on 04/20/2004 6:42:41 PM PDT by Protagoras (When they asked me what I thought of freedom in America,,, I said I thought it would be a good idea.)
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Intellicast Sterling Rock Radar Loop

Be sure to check the County and Highway overlay boxes when you view this loop. Looks like a fast moving system.

33 posted on 04/20/2004 6:43:07 PM PDT by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that does not trust you with guns?)
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34 posted on 04/20/2004 6:44:43 PM PDT by mhking
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To: mhking
Thanks,,we are all in my office in the basement. What town are you in? Aren't you south side too?
35 posted on 04/20/2004 6:46:28 PM PDT by Protagoras (When they asked me what I thought of freedom in America,,, I said I thought it would be a good idea.)
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To: teletech
Quiet in LaGrange. Whazzup with local tv stations? There is NO information on crawlers, corner map alerts....nothing.

Is the warning expired??

Prairie
36 posted on 04/20/2004 6:48:00 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Gorelick, Ben-Veniste, Kerrey, Roemer. All proud, card-carrying members of "America's Fifth Column".)
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To: KevinDavis
Looks like it is in my area.. Egads... (Elgin area)

Come visit us up here in McHenry County...lots of rain today but no toranados. However, the sky looked very, very menacing towards the southeast of us (in the direction of Chicago...)

But, I need to call on mom & dad and see how they're doing. The live in Frankfurt (Will County). Also have an aunt & uncle in St. John...

Stay safe!

37 posted on 04/20/2004 6:48:25 PM PDT by Ronzo (GOD alone is enough.)
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To: Protagoras
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT...CORRECTION FOR TIME
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL835 PM CDT TUE APR 20 2004
...THE TORNADO WARNING FOR COOK AND WILL COUNTIES...THE TORNADO
WARNING FOR LAKE COUNTY CONTINUES UNTIL 915 PM CDT...
AT 835 PM CDT A SEVERE STORM WITH STRONG ROTATION WAS LOCATED 4
MILES WEST OF CROWN POINT...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.
AT 835 PM CDT A SEVERE STORM WITH STRONG ROTATION WAS LOCATED 3
MILES NORTHEAST OF MANHATTAN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH. THIS
STORM WILL ENTER SOUTHERN COOK COUNTY BY 850 PM CDT.
GO TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OR TO A BASEMENT. ABANDON
VEHICLES AND MOBILE HOMES FOR STURDY SHELTER.
38 posted on 04/20/2004 6:50:30 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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To: OldFriend
For shame. Your comments are a disgrace.

You obviously don't recognize hyperbole. Nobody wants a destructive tornado.

A few weeks ago, some folks were wishing that an earthquake would destroy the Clinton Library. I didn't try to shame them because I knew that they were just joking!

39 posted on 04/20/2004 6:50:49 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: prairiebreeze
Quiet in LaGrange. Whazzup with local tv stations? There is NO information on crawlers, corner map alerts....nothing.

Is the warning expired??

Prairie

Howdy neighbor! I really don't know. The latest "Warning" was to expire at 8:45PM for DuPage. (about 8 mins. ago). I haven't even heard any loud thunder here all evening long. Weird!

I know your area well. Grew up In Western Springs and graduated from LTHS in '61. Stay safe.

40 posted on 04/20/2004 6:55:37 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT!)
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Per WBBM AM 780 Four injured and four missing in Utica in LaSalle County Illinois. Eyewitness reports indicate damage to downtown Utica.
41 posted on 04/20/2004 6:55:56 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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Tornado Warnings are still in effect for Cook and Will counties in Illinois and Lake County in Indiana until 9:15 PM CDT.

Flash Flood Warnings are now in effect for most of NE IL and NW IN.

ComEd reports 12,500 residences are now without power.
42 posted on 04/20/2004 7:00:55 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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To: budman_2001
THAT RED SPOT IN THE CENTER JUST PASSED OVER WHEATON. MODERATE PRECIPITATION OBSERVED WITH DEFINITE THUNDER. NOTHING SO VERY LOUD MIND YOU BUT IT WAS THUNDER. NO WIND TO SPEAK OF.
43 posted on 04/20/2004 7:01:16 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Milwaukee_Guy
Latest from the NWS Storm Prediction Center. Looks like my initial analysis is playing out.

MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0400 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0855 PM CDT TUE APR 20 2004
AREAS AFFECTED...NRN IL...NRN IND...FAR SRN WI...SWRN MI AND NWRN OH
CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 95... VALID 210155Z - 210300Z
TORNADOES WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE WITH LOW-TOPPED SUPERCELLS AS THEY
MOVE ENEWD AND CROSS THE WARM FRONT OVER FAR NRN IL /INCLUDING THE
CHICAGO METRO AREA/...NRN IND...AND FAR NWRN OH OVER THE NEXT COUPLE
OF HOURS. THE THREAT FOR TORNADOES NORTH AND EAST OF WW 95 WILL
LIKELY BE LIMITED BY INCREASING STABILIZATION OVER SRN WI AND SWRN
MI AND NWRN OH IN THE NEXT 2 HOURS. WW 95 IS ANTICIPATED TO EXPIRE
AT 21/04Z.
DIURNAL STABILIZATION AND ELY FLOW FROM THE COOLER GREAT LAKE WATERS
SHOULD LIMIT THE NWD EXTENT OF HIGHER INSTABILITY NORTH OF AREAS
FROM THE IMMEDIATE CHICAGO AREA EWD INTO NWRN OH...WHERE MUCAPES
AROUND 500 J/KG STILL EXISTED ALONG A WARM FRONT. STRONG LOW LEVEL
SHEAR WITH 0-1 KM SRH FROM 300-550 J/KG AS EVIDENT ON REGIONAL VWP/S
WILL MAINTAIN THE THREAT FOR TORNADOES WITH ANY STORMS THAT MOVE
ACROSS THE WARM FRONTAL BOUNDARY EXTENDING FROM NEAR THE CHICAGO
METRO AREA TO JUST SOUTH OF FT. WAYNE OVER THE NEXT HOUR.
..CROSBIE.. 04/21/2004
44 posted on 04/20/2004 7:05:53 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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We are in the path of the next one right here.
45 posted on 04/20/2004 7:06:05 PM PDT by Protagoras (When they asked me what I thought of freedom in America,,, I said I thought it would be a good idea.)
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To: Protagoras
What town are you in? Aren't you south side too?

My brother and his wife are on the south side; my mom and dad are in Crown Point.

46 posted on 04/20/2004 7:07:58 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Protagoras
Where are you at?
47 posted on 04/20/2004 7:09:04 PM PDT by Milwaukee_Guy (The Law of Unintended Consequences - No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished!)
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To: teletech
My daughter graduated LT last year. I'm a transplant to IL.

:^)

Prairie
48 posted on 04/20/2004 7:09:27 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Gorelick, Ben-Veniste, Kerrey, Roemer. All proud, card-carrying members of "America's Fifth Column".)
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To: dr_lew
this one?
49 posted on 04/20/2004 7:11:29 PM PDT by budman_2001
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To: prairiebreeze
WGN 720 is reporting that Chicago equipment going to Utica now.

12-15,000 are without power.

50 posted on 04/20/2004 7:14:08 PM PDT by Neenah ("It's Always Something!")
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