Chicago weather: EF-0 tornadoes reported in DuPage, Boone counties, NWS says

Chicago weather: EF-0 tornadoes reported in DuPage, Boone counties, NWS says

CHICAGO (TOC) — A storm system introduced extreme climate to the Chicago space Saturday.

The system prompted a number of warnings and watching, together with a twister look ahead to a lot of the day, which has since expired.

A quick EF-0 twister reportedly touched down in Oak Brook close to the Hilton Lodge and Willow Crest Golf Membership round 4:44 p.m., with peak winds upwards of 75 mph and traveled roughly 1.9 miles with a most width of 60 yards, in line with the Nationwide Climate Service. Injury alongside the trail was characterised by snapped tree branches and some uprooted timber, in addition to partial roof loss to an outbuilding, NSW stated. The twister was on the bottom for roughly three minutes.

Based mostly on info from native authorities officers, climate spotters, and radar information, we now have confirmed a quick EF-0 twister in Oak Brook earlier this night with peak winds of ~75 mph with a path size of ~1.9 miles. #ilwx

— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) Might 1, 2022

The twister occurred simply as college students from St. Charles East had been additionally arriving on the lodge for his or her highschool promenade.

“They had been arriving when this began to occur and thank goodness that they stayed of their automobiles and no one was injured,” stated Chief Steve Riley with the Westmont Hearth Division.

Whereas 700 college students had been pulling up for his or her highschool promenade, a storm ripped by the Oak Brook space, blowing the roof off an outhouse – which landed almost 100 ft away.

“There’s particles that flew in all probability 250 to 300 ft that landed over on the fifth inexperienced over right here. So the winds needed to be fairly robust to tear it off and blow it throughout the parking zone,” Riley stated.

Brenda Easter stated she and her husband stayed within the basement whereas the storm handed.

“We simply noticed loads of wind. We seemed out the window after which our TV was buzzing to get within the basement,” she stated. “It is sort of scary on how shut it was however we felt secure the entire time.”

One other temporary EF-0 twister has additionally been confirmed in Candlewick Lake in northern Boone County round 5:50 p.m., NWS stated.

Based mostly on info collected by native emergency administration officers, we now have confirmed a quick EF-0 twister impacted Candlewick Lake in northern Boone County this night. #ilwx

— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) Might 1, 2022

In the meantime, over in Plainfield, heavy downpour, quite a few downed timber and snapped tree limbs, even ripping the siding off one man’s residence.

“All of the siding peeled off the facet of the home and the tree throughout the road got here down. There is a couple extra up and down the road right here. All of the shingles are all peeled off the again of the roof,” stated Ryan Jameson.

Many of the injury has been seen within the western suburbs, nevertheless, most different areas noticed heavy rain, gusty winds and hail on Saturday.

FULL FORECAST: Watch the newest 7-day outlookAs of 5:36 p.m. Saturday, 156 flights have been canceled at O’Hare with a median of 1 hour delay; and no flights have been canceled from Halfway airport, in line with FlightAware.

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The system that blew by the Chicago space already hit Kansas on Friday and the photographs popping out of there are terrifying.

Video reveals highly effective twisters ripping by the city of Andover, a suburb of Wichita. You may see particles flying and energy traces sparking because the funnel rips by every part in its path. A lot of the town is now with out energy. To date, there have been no experiences of accidents.

Many of us within the Chicago space are feeling fortunate nobody was harm.

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