Monday, July 11, 2011
StormTrack: July 11: Severe Storms in Chicago (7:20 AM) (Special Weather Warning)
There are severe thunderstorm Warnings in effect for areas near Chicago as this bow echo moves east.
Because it is a bow echo, we can expect the main severe weather threat will be damaging winds.
From The Weather Centre's Mobile Storm Centre,
The Weather Centre has issued a Special Weather Warning
for the following areas:
At 7:20... The Weather Centre's Mobile Storm Centre detected thunderstorms with cloud tops reaching past 50,000 feet and a high indicator of hail occurring. Maximum hail size was determined to be upwards of 1 inch.
People in these areas are advised to do the following:
-Secure outdoor objects if it is safe.
-Prepare for damaging winds and potentially quarter size hail.
This warning will expire at 8:30 am CDT.