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Storm Chases and other events we documented in 2013
June 24 2013

Rich and Dave set up for a line of storms in Boone County


Severe Thunderstorm Warning / -- hail /


-Rich Dave

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July 20 2013

A supercell develops in McHenry Co heading south into DeKalb and Kane Counties in Northeast Illinois. The storm drops baseball size hail in Huntley and we intercept it near Gilberts IL and Pingree Grove IL where hail up to 1.00in and heavy winds bring down trees and power lines.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning / 1.00 hail / strong winds trees and lines down



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August 30 2013

A small group of severe thunderstorms formed in wisconsin and moved into northern illinois on the afternoon of aug 30. We catchup with the storms near Huntley IL and while traveling up hwy 47 and along hwy 176 towards Marengo IL. We end up finding two small hail cores and some winds and heavy rain. The storms gave the suburbs some good shelf cloud photos later on.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning / 0.88 hail / strong winds


-Erik (completed 10/01/2013)

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November 17 2013


High Risk for severe weather across Illinois and Indiana, Rich and Erik intercept the first storms of the day in McHenry Co.  After observing a funnel cloud near Hebron, IL we head to the southside of Chicago to intercept the large supercell where we possibly got too close for comfort.


1. McHenry Co Tornado Warning

- Funnel Cloud Hebron IL


2. Cook Co Tornado Warning

- Possible intercept 80/xx highway

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