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Mesoscale discussion - update on Severe Thunderstorm Watch

4 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

Mesoscale Discussion 1550
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0458 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019
Areas affected...Northern Illinois
Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 532 ...
Valid 202158Z - 202300Z
The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 532 continues.
SUMMARY...The greatest severe weather threat remains along the
Illinois lake shore in WW 532 .
DISCUSSION...The severe threat has likely waned in the near term in western portions of severe thunderstorm watch 532. The primary severe threat is now along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Illinois where there are ongoing storms and...
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 9PM CDT for a large portion of northern Illinois, including the city of Chicago

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 9PM CDT for a large portion of northern Illinois, including the city of Chicago

4 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 532
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 245 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northern Illinois
Lake Michigan
* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 245 PM until 900 PM CDT.
* Including the following counties ...Winnebago, Boone, Cook,
DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Lee and Ogle
* Primary threats include...
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Bands of strong-to-severe thunderstorms across far southern Wisconsin...
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Mesoscale Discussion - potential severe storms across northern Illinois

Mesoscale Discussion - potential severe storms across northern Illinois

4 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

Mesoscale Discussion 1546
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0159 PM CDT Sat Jul 20 2019
Areas affected...Portions of northern
Illinois and Chicagoland Area
Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible
Valid until 4PM CDT...
Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent
SUMMARY...As thunderstorms/outflow near northern Illinois, intense convection is possible given the extreme buoyancy in the area.
Uncertainty remains as to how far south ongoing/newly developing convection will push into northern Illinois. A WW is possible should convective trends become more clear.
DISCUSSION...A...
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