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Cold Front Dropping South Across the Western U.S.; Watching Threat for Tornadoes and Flooding in the South

A cold front will push south across the Western U.S. into Tuesday with mountain snow and areas of gusty to high winds. An area of low pressure will form along this front on Tuesday and bring a potential for severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and excessive rainfall in the lower to mid Mississippi River Valley. To the north, heavy snow is possible in parts of the upper Midwest. Read More >

Overview of Storm Damage and Flooding on Sunday May 6

 

Iroquois County Damage   |    Flooding   |   Rainfall    |  Storm Reports

 


 

Iroquois County Damage

Damage Survey Results Map

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL 
1031 PM CDT MON MAY 7 2012 /1131 PM EDT MON MAY 7 2012/ 

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS OF THE MAY 6TH STORMS FROM IROQUOIS 
COUNTY... 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF DAMAGE ACROSS 
IROQUOIS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS THAT WAS EXPERIENCED 
DURING THE STORMS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. ONE TORNADO WAS DISCOVERED 
AMONGST WIND DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THE GENERAL WATSEKA AREA. THE 
FOLLOWING ARE THE DETAILED RESULTS. 

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...EF-1 TORNADO SOUTHEAST OF WATSEKA... 

EVENT...EF1 TORNADO. 

MAXIMUM WINDS...85 TO 95 MPH. 

PATH LENGTH...1.5 MILES. 

LOCATION...2.5 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF WATSEKA TO 4 MILES EAST 
SOUTHEAST OF WATSEKA. 

MAXIMUM WIDTH...ESTIMATED TO BE APPROXIMATELY 100 TO 200 YARDS.

TIME...ESTIMATED BETWEEN 4:48 PM AND 4:54 PM PER ACCOUNTS AND 
RADAR IMAGERY. 

DAMAGE...TWO FARMSTEADS EXPERIENCED ALMOST ALL OF THE DAMAGE WITH 
THIS TORNADO...WITH THREE OTHERS HAVING SOME TREE DAMAGE. A SMALL 
BARN WAS DESTROYED WITH ITS CINDER BLOCK WALLS TOPPLED AND ROOF 
THROWN ONE HALF MILE. MULTIPLE OUTBUILDINGS HAD MAINLY MINOR 
DAMAGE. ONE UTILITY POLE WAS DOWNED. 

REMARKS...AT ONE OF THE FARMSTEADS THERE WERE SEVERAL IMPALED 
OBJECTS...INCLUDING PIECES OF WOOD INTO A CAMPER AND THE 
GROUND...AS WELL AS A STOP SIGN INTO THE SOIL OF AN UPROOTED TREE BASE. 

COMPLEXITIES...THIS SURVEY WAS COMPLEX WITH THE TORNADO WITHIN A 
GENERAL AREA OF WIDESPREAD STRONG...AND AT TIMES SEVERE...STRAIGHT- 
LINE WINDS. MANY OF THE ACCOUNTS FROM CITIZENS NEAR THE DAMAGE 
AREA MENTIONED SEEING ROTATION WITHIN THE CLOUDS AT SOME 
POINT...ALTHOUGH THERE WERE AREA REPORTS OF WIDESPREAD DUST AND 
APPARENT WEAK GUSTNADOES IN IN ADVANCE OF STRONG WINDS AND ZERO 
VISIBILITY WITHIN HEAVY RAIN SOON AFTER THAT. THERE APPEARED TO BE 
STORM INTERACTION BASED ON RADAR IN THIS AREA THAT HELPED TO 
DEVELOP A TORNADO NEAR THE FRONT EDGE OF THE STRONG WINDS. 

HISTORY...THIS WAS THE FIRST TORNADO IN IROQUOIS COUNTY SINCE AN 
EF0 OCCURRED NEAR CISSNA PARK ON JUNE 21ST 2010. 

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...STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 24... 

EVENT...STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS. 

MAXIMUM WINDS...APPROXIMATELY 100 MPH. 

AREA...A 3 MILE NARROW SWATH. 

LOCATION...IMMEDIATELY ALONG U.S. HIGHWAY 24 FROM 2.5 MILES EAST 
OF CRESCENT CITY TO 1 MILE WEST OF WATSEKA. 

TIME...ESTIMATED AT APPROXIMATELY 4:35-4:40 PM PER ACCOUNTS AND 
RADAR IMAGERY. 

DAMAGE...APPROXIMATELY FIFTY 70-FOOT HIGH UTILITY POLES WERE 
BLOWN OVER TO THE EAST SOUTHEAST ACROSS A RAILROAD LINE 
IMMEDIATELY TO THE NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 24. SEVERAL WERE 
SNAPPED. A FEW LARGE TREES ALSO NEAR THE RAILROAD WERE DOWNED. 

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...THROUGHOUT WATSEKA... 

ACROSS THE TOWN OF WATSEKA THERE WAS FOUND TO BE SCATTERED SEVERE 
WIND DAMAGE. WIND SPEEDS LIKELY APPROACHED 80 MPH AT TIMES BASED 
ON THE SIZE OF SOME OF THE LARGE TREES DOWNED AND A FEW UTILITY 
POLES DOWNED. THERE WAS ALSO SOME MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A FEW 
BUILDINGS. 

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...NEAR ASHKUM...DANFORTH...AND GILMAN...AND NORTH OF WATSEKA... 

THE NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM FOUND NO SIGNS OF DAMAGE IN THESE AREAS 
DESPITE LOW-LEVEL ROTATION ON RADAR AND REPORTS OF ROTATION AND 
FUNNEL CLOUDS. 

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK IROQUOIS COUNTY 
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THE SURVEY...ALONG 
WITH MULTIPLE CITIZENS FOR SHARING THEIR ACCOUNTS OF THE EVENT. 

$$ 

FRIEDLEIN/GILLEN/POULOS/VOSS

 

Tornado Damage ESE of Watseka, IL

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Tornado Damage ESE of Watseka, IL

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Tornado Damage ESE of Watseka, IL

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Tornado Damage ESE of Watseka, IL

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Baseball size hail in Iroquois County (courtesy of Steve Peters, shared by Tammie Souza)

Hail

 

Flooding


 

Flooding at IL 17 and IL 115 in Eastern Kankakee County near Essex

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Flooding Along IL 17 in Eastern Kankakee County near Essex

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Flooding Near Caberry in Northern Ford County (Radar Estimated 5-7 inches)

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Flooding Signatures in Iroqouis County (Left = Ashkum area, Right = Watseka area)

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Rainfall


 

NWS Doppler Radar Rainfall Estimates (Dual-Polarization)

Rainfall Amounts

***A loop of the radar estimated storm total precipitation from every half hour is available here.***

 

Local Area Reports:  NWS Cooperative Observers

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Illinois Reports:  NWS Cooperative Observers

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Text Listing of Area Rainfall Reports
UBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1017 AM CDT MON MAY 07 2012

...MORNING RAINFALL ROUNDUP...

   THE FOLLOWING ARE RAIN AMOUNTS FOR THE PREVIOUS 24-HOURS
   AS MEASURED IN THE MORNING BY NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS
   AND COCORAHS OBSERVERS.
   OBSERVATIONS ARE USUALLY TAKEN BETWEEN 6 AND 8 AM.

   24-HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS
       FOR MONDAY(05/07/12)...


ILLINOIS                                       RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  MARSEILLES (LA SALLE)........................4.43
  PIPER CITY (FORD)............................4.10
  WATSEKA (IROQUOIS)...........................3.98
  WILMINGTON 6NW (WILL)........................3.57
  MORRIS 6ESE (GRUNDY).........................3.34
  COAL CITY 4NNW (GRUNDY)......................3.04
  ODELL 4SE (LIVINGSTON).......................3.00
  STREATOR (LIVINGSTON)........................3.00
  EMINGTON 2SSE (LIVINGSTON)...................2.88
  MANHATTAN 5ENE (WILL)........................2.80
  MONTGOMERY 1SSE (KENDALL)....................2.75
  MANHATTAN (WILL).............................2.73
  CHEBANSE (KANKAKEE)..........................2.70
  SENECA 1NE (LA SALLE)........................2.66
  CHANNAHON (WILL).............................2.64
  WATSEKA 5W (IROQUOIS)........................2.62
  SENECA 2SSW (LA SALLE).......................2.49
  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................2.47
  CHANNAHON 1NNE (WILL)........................2.46
  CRESCENT CITY (IROQUOIS).....................2.43
  DWIGHT (LIVINGSTON)..........................2.41
  MORRIS 1SW (GRUNDY)..........................2.38
  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................2.36
  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................2.36
  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................2.35
  STEWARD (LEE)................................2.28
  MARSEILLES 6WNW (LA SALLE)...................2.23
  MONTGOMERY 2SSE (KENDALL)....................2.20
  ST ANNE (KANKAKEE)...........................2.17
  BEECHER 3SSE (WILL)..........................2.12
  MAZON (GRUNDY)...............................2.10
  ORLAND HILLS 1SE (COOK)......................2.08
  CHANNAHON 2SSE (WILL)........................2.06
  PEOTONE (WILL)...............................2.06
  BATAVIA (KANE)...............................2.05
  MOKENA 1W (WILL).............................2.02
  JOLIET LOCK/DAM (WILL).......................2.00
  WILLOW SPRINGS (COOK)........................2.00
  BURR RIDGE 2SW (DU PAGE).....................1.99
  NAPERVILLE 4SSW (WILL).......................1.98
  DRESDEN LOCK/DAM (GRUNDY)....................1.97
  GRANT PARK 6ENE (KANKAKEE)...................1.94
  GENEVA 3WSW (KANE)...........................1.93
  MINOOKA (GRUNDY).............................1.92
  MILFORD (IROQUOIS)...........................1.91
  HOMEWOOD (COOK)..............................1.89
  OTTAWA 1ESE (LA SALLE).......................1.88
  HOMER GLEN 1ENE (WILL).......................1.84
  GENEVA 2WSW (KANE)...........................1.76
  BATAVIA 1WSW (KANE)..........................1.75
  MARSEILLES 3NW (LA SALLE)....................1.75
  NEW LENOX 2SE (WILL).........................1.73
  YORKVILLE 1W (KENDALL).......................1.72
  PARK FOREST 1NNE (COOK)......................1.71
  MONEE (WILL).................................1.71
  MORRIS (GRUNDY)..............................1.71
  GENEVA 2WSW (KANE)...........................1.70
  SUGAR GROVE 2ENE (KANE)......................1.69
  LANSING (COOK)...............................1.68
  TINLEY PARK 3NW (COOK).......................1.67
  CRETE 3E (WILL)..............................1.66
  OAK PARK 1NNE (COOK).........................1.63
  NAPERVILLE 4SSW (WILL).......................1.63
  LISBON 4NE (KENDALL).........................1.62
  OAK PARK 1NE (COOK)..........................1.58
  NORTH AURORA 2NE (KANE)......................1.58
  FLOSSMOOR (COOK).............................1.57
  ORLAND PARK 5WNW (WILL)......................1.57
  FRANKFORT 2NNE (WILL)........................1.56
  BATAVIA 2WNW (KANE)..........................1.55
  WINFIELD (DU PAGE)...........................1.55
  CAROL STREAM (DU PAGE).......................1.54
  YORKVILLE 1NE (KENDALL)......................1.54
  ANTIOCH 4W (LAKE)............................1.53
  PLAINFIELD 2SSE (WILL).......................1.53
  ELBURN (KANE)................................1.51
  KANKAKEE 3SE (KANKAKEE)......................1.50
  ELBURN (KANE)................................1.50
  AURORA (KANE)................................1.46
  KANKAKEE (KANKAKEE)..........................1.45
  HOMER GLEN 4WNW (WILL).......................1.44
  AMBOY (LEE)..................................1.43
  GENEVA 2ENE (KANE)...........................1.43
  GENEVA 1SSW (KANE)...........................1.43
  AURORA 4SE (DU PAGE).........................1.39
  BONFIELD 4WSW (KANKAKEE).....................1.39
  LANSING (COOK)...............................1.38
  ROSELLE 1ESE (DU PAGE).......................1.38
  ELGIN 1WSW (KANE)............................1.38
  CHICAGO 6NNE (COOK)..........................1.37
  HANOVER PARK 2SSW (DU PAGE)..................1.36
  LOCKPORT 1SE (WILL)..........................1.36
  NEW LENOX 4SE (WILL).........................1.36
  SHABBONA (DE KALB)...........................1.36
  NAPERVILLE 3ESE (DU PAGE)....................1.35
  ROMEOVILLE (WILL)............................1.35
  RICHTON PARK (COOK)..........................1.35
  JOLIET 2N (WILL).............................1.32
  PONTIAC 1ESE (LIVINGSTON)....................1.31
  PONTIAC (LIVINGSTON).........................1.30
  PONTIAC 1SE (LIVINGSTON).....................1.29
  OTTAWA (LA SALLE)............................1.29
  SUGAR GROVE 1NE (KANE).......................1.28
  LAKE VILLA 1SSW (LAKE).......................1.28
  LAKEMOOR 2SE (LAKE)..........................1.27
  WINTHROP HARBOR (LAKE).......................1.26
  SHERIDAN (LA SALLE)..........................1.26
  WEST CHICAGO (DU PAGE).......................1.24
  BARTLETT 1SSE (DU PAGE)......................1.23
  NAPERVILLE 2ENE (DU PAGE)....................1.23
  SUGAR GROVE 1ENE (KANE)......................1.23
  MIDWAY 3SW (COOK)............................1.23
  NEWARK (KENDALL).............................1.23
  PLAINFIELD 5SW (KENDALL).....................1.22
  LISLE MORTON ARB (DU PAGE)...................1.20
  ZION (LAKE)..................................1.19
  OTTAWA (LA SALLE)............................1.19
  ROCKFORD 2ENE (WINNEBAGO)....................1.19
  JOLIET 2WNW (WILL)...........................1.18
  OHARE (COOK).................................1.18
  PAW PAW (LEE)................................1.18
  WOODSTOCK 4SW (MCHENRY)......................1.16
  JOLIET (WILL)................................1.16
  YORKVILLE 2SE (KENDALL)......................1.16
  WINTHROP HARBOR 1SSW (LAKE)..................1.15
  JOLIET 3NW (WILL)............................1.15
  ELBURN 3NNE (KANE)...........................1.14
  ALSIP (COOK).................................1.13
  SYCAMORE 2NNE (DE KALB)......................1.13
  WOODSTOCK 1SSW (MCHENRY).....................1.13
  VILLA PARK 1NW (DU PAGE).....................1.12
  CHICAGO RIDGE (COOK).........................1.11
  WORTH (COOK).................................1.11
  BOLINGBROOK 3NE (DU PAGE)....................1.11
  LISLE (DU PAGE)..............................1.11
  ALGONQUIN 1N (MCHENRY).......................1.11
  GLEN ELLYN 1NNW (DU PAGE)....................1.10
  LISLE 1SE (DU PAGE)..........................1.10
  ASHTON (LEE).................................1.10
  HARWOOD HEIGHTS 2NNE (COOK)..................1.08
  NAPERVILLE 1NW (DU PAGE).....................1.08
  CHICAGO 6ESE (COOK)..........................1.06
  SHERIDAN 3SSE (LA SALLE).....................1.06
  ST. CHARLES 6NW (KANE).......................1.05
  WAUKEGAN 2N (LAKE)...........................1.05
  PLAINFIELD 1SW (WILL)........................1.05
  PLAINFIELD (WILL)............................1.05
  PARK FOREST (COOK)...........................1.05
  SPRING GROVE 2N (MCHENRY)....................1.05
  FAIRBURY (LIVINGSTON)........................1.04
  OAK LAWN 2SE (COOK)..........................1.04
  COUNTRYSIDE 1ENE (COOK)......................1.04
  PAXTON (FORD)................................1.04
  ELMHURST (DU PAGE)...........................1.03
  MOMENCE 3NE (KANKAKEE).......................1.03
  BULL VALLEY 2WNW (MCHENRY)...................1.03
  HOFFMAN ESTATES 5W (COOK)....................1.01
  MANTENO 2SSE (KANKAKEE)......................1.00
  OTTAWA 2N (LA SALLE).........................1.00
  ROCKFORD 3NE (WINNEBAGO).....................1.00
  BARRINGTON (LAKE)............................0.99
  GLEN ELLYN (DU PAGE).........................0.99
  DOWNERS GROVE 2SE (DU PAGE)..................0.98
  ELGIN 2W (KANE)..............................0.98
  SUBLETTE (LEE)...............................0.98
  OAK PARK 1SW (COOK)..........................0.97
  WESTMONT 1SSE (DU PAGE)......................0.96
  PAXTON (FORD)................................0.96
  WAUKEGAN (LAKE)..............................0.96
  AURORA (KANE)................................0.95
  OAK PARK 2S (COOK)...........................0.95
  ROLLING MEADOWS 1ESE (COOK)..................0.95
  GLEN ELLYN 1NW (DU PAGE).....................0.95
  LOMBARD 1NNW (DU PAGE).......................0.94
  ELGIN 1S (KANE)..............................0.94
  HARVARD (MCHENRY)............................0.94
  MORRIS (GRUNDY)..............................0.93
  PARK RIDGE (COOK)............................0.93
  MORRIS 5NNW (GRUNDY).........................0.93
  MARENGO (MCHENRY)............................0.93
  AURORA 4NE (DU PAGE).........................0.92
  OSWEGO 5SSE (KENDALL)........................0.92
  ELK GROVE VILLAGE 2WSW (COOK)................0.91
  GLEN ELLYN 1NE (DU PAGE).....................0.90
  BURNHAM-HEGEWISCH 2NNW (COOK)................0.89
  ROCHELLE (OGLE)..............................0.89
  ST CHARLES 7NW (KANE)........................0.89
  HEBRON 1WNW (MCHENRY)........................0.88
  WILMINGTON 3SE (WILL)........................0.88
  ELGIN 2WNW (KANE)............................0.87
  GURNEE 2NE (LAKE)............................0.87
  GURNEE 2W (LAKE).............................0.86
  ELGIN (KANE).................................0.85
  NORTH RIVERSIDE (COOK).......................0.85
  BEACH PARK 1W (LAKE).........................0.85
  INVERNESS 2S (COOK)..........................0.84
  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 1SW (COOK).................0.84
  COUNTRYSIDE 1NNE (COOK)......................0.84
  GLEN ELLYN 2SSE (DU PAGE)....................0.84
  AMBOY (LEE)..................................0.84
  WOODSTOCK 1WSW (MCHENRY).....................0.84
  OAK BROOK (DU PAGE)..........................0.84
  GLEN ELLYN 1SE (DU PAGE).....................0.83
  LA SALLE (LA SALLE)..........................0.83
  HEBRON (MCHENRY).............................0.83
  CHICAGO 5NE (COOK)...........................0.82
  ELK GROVE VILLAGE 1ESE (COOK)................0.82
  CHENOA 4NNW (LIVINGSTON).....................0.82
  BOURBONNAIS (KANKAKEE).......................0.81
  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 1SW (COOK).................0.81
  WEST CHICAGO 3N (DU PAGE)....................0.81
  WHEATON (DU PAGE)............................0.81
  ROCKFORD 1NW (WINNEBAGO).....................0.80
  LODA (IROQUOIS)..............................0.79
  HUNTLEY 4W (MCHENRY).........................0.78
  SCHAUMBURG 3WSW (COOK).......................0.77
  DIXON 2SW (LEE)..............................0.77
  CARY 1NNE (MCHENRY)..........................0.77
  CHATSWORTH (LIVINGSTON)......................0.75
  HARVARD (MCHENRY)............................0.75
  RAVENSWOOD MANOR (COOK)......................0.75
  BONFIELD 4NNE (KANKAKEE).....................0.75
  CHATSWORTH (LIVINGSTON)......................0.75
  WAUCONDA (LAKE)..............................0.74
  CARY (MCHENRY)...............................0.73
  CARY 2NE (MCHENRY)...........................0.72
  HARVARD 1S (MCHENRY).........................0.72
  CORTLAND (DE KALB)...........................0.71
  OTTAWA 1NW (LA SALLE)........................0.69
  LAKE ZURICH (LAKE)...........................0.68
  EARLVILLE 3S (LA SALLE)......................0.67
  EVANSTON 1N (COOK)...........................0.67
  LONG GROVE 1NNE (LAKE).......................0.67
  LA GRANGE (COOK).............................0.67
  LINCOLNWOOD 2E (COOK)........................0.65
  BONFIELD 2NW (KANKAKEE)......................0.65
  WOODSTOCK 1SW (MCHENRY)......................0.65
  GENOA (DE KALB)..............................0.64
  CHICAGO 5NNW (COOK)..........................0.64
  EVANSTON 1SSE (COOK).........................0.62
  LA GRANGE PARK 1SSW (COOK)...................0.62
  BYRON 3N (OGLE)..............................0.58
  WINNETKA 1ESE (COOK).........................0.57
  MENDOTA 1N (LA SALLE)........................0.54
  WONDER LAKE 1WNW (MCHENRY)...................0.54
  DE KALB (DE KALB)............................0.53
  HAWTHORN WOODS 1N (LAKE).....................0.53
  MUNDELEIN (LAKE).............................0.53
  OGLESBY 1ESE (LA SALLE)......................0.51
  PERU (LA SALLE)..............................0.51
  DIXON 3NNW (LEE).............................0.50
  MENDOTA 2SE (LA SALLE).......................0.48
  BOTANIC GARDENS (COOK).......................0.47
  HIGHWOOD (LAKE)..............................0.45
  WHEELING (COOK)..............................0.44
  LINCOLNSHIRE 1.3WSW (LAKE)...................0.40
  BUFFALO GROVE 2N (LAKE)......................0.39
  PECATONICA 2S (WINNEBAGO)....................0.39
  MENDOTA (LA SALLE)...........................0.38
  WOODSTOCK 5NW (MCHENRY)......................0.33
  ROCKFORD 4NW (WINNEBAGO).....................0.32
  LAKE BLUFF 1W (LAKE).........................0.18
  ROCKFORD (WINNEBAGO).........................0.14
  ROCKTON 1ESE (WINNEBAGO).....................0.09
  ROSCOE 2ESE (WINNEBAGO)......................0.05
  ROSCOE 2SE (WINNEBAGO).......................0.05
  NEW MILLFORD 3W (WINNEBAGO)..................0.03

INDIANA                                        RAIN
  LOCATION (COUNTY):                           FALL (IN)

  CROWN POINT 8ESE (PORTER)....................4.25
  HEBRON 1NW (PORTER)..........................4.22
  CROWN POINT 2WSW (LAKE)......................4.10
  LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS (PORTER)...........3.92
  CROWN POINT (LAKE)...........................3.87
  KOUTS 2WSW (PORTER)..........................3.87
  HEBRON 4NE (PORTER)..........................3.76
  CROWN POINT 1N (LAKE)........................3.58
  KENTLAND 2SSE (NEWTON).......................3.57
  KOUTS 3SSW (PORTER)..........................3.50
  WHEATFIELD 6NW (JASPER)......................3.40
  LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS 2NNE (PORTER)......3.37
  VALPARAISO 6WSW (PORTER).....................3.36
  KENTLAND (NEWTON)............................3.07
  VALPARAISO 7WSW (PORTER).....................2.98
  KENTLAND 1NNW (NEWTON).......................2.77
  DE MOTTE 1NNW (JASPER).......................2.51
  VALPARAISO 6S (PORTER).......................2.50
  DE MOTTE 1SSW (JASPER).......................2.40
  VALPARAISO 6WSW (PORTER).....................2.31
  VALPARAISO 4SW (PORTER)......................2.23
  (W9OPR)WHEATFIELD 1ENE (JASPER)..............2.15
  VALPARAISO 6SSW (PORTER).....................2.14
  BROOK 4W (NEWTON)............................2.11
  (KB9F)VALPARAISO 4S (PORTER).................2.08
  DE MOTTE 4SW (JASPER)........................2.06
  VALPARAISO 2SW (PORTER)......................1.98
  LOWELL (LAKE)................................1.97
  WHEATFIELD 2ENE (JASPER).....................1.95
  ST. JOHN (LAKE)..............................1.91
  LAKE VILLAGE 2W (NEWTON).....................1.90
  VALPARAISO (PORTER)..........................1.86
  MOROCCO (NEWTON).............................1.85
  VALPARAISO 1SE (PORTER)......................1.84
  DYER 1WNW (LAKE).............................1.81
  VALPARAISO 3WSW (PORTER).....................1.79
  DE MOTTE 6S (JASPER).........................1.72
  FAIR OAKS 6SW (NEWTON).......................1.65
  REMINGTON (JASPER)...........................1.50
  REMINGTON (JASPER)...........................1.49
  VALPARAISO 2ESE (PORTER).....................1.46
  VALPARAISO 1NNW (PORTER).....................1.31
  MOUNT AYR 2NNE (NEWTON)......................1.29
  WHEATFIELD 3S (JASPER).......................1.28
  VALPARAISO 1ENE (PORTER).....................1.23
  SCHERERVILLE 2WSW (LAKE).....................1.22
  RENSSELAER 6SE (JASPER)......................1.17
  VALPARAISO (PORTER)..........................1.16
  VALPARAISO 2N (PORTER).......................1.12
  RENSSELAER 5NW (JASPER)......................1.10
  HIGHLAND 1S (LAKE)...........................1.10
  VALPARAISO 2NW (PORTER)......................1.03
  (WV90)HOBART 1ENE (LAKE).....................1.00
  HAMMOND 3SW (LAKE)...........................0.97
  HOBART 2E (LAKE).............................0.97
  RENSSELAER 10NNE (JASPER)....................0.95
  VALPARAISO 6NW (PORTER)......................0.94
  HIGHLAND 1ESE (LAKE).........................0.93
  CHESTERTON 1ENE (PORTER).....................0.90
  CHESTERTON 4E (PORTER).......................0.88
  VALPARAISO 5NNE (PORTER).....................0.87
  VALPARAISO 5NNE (PORTER).....................0.87
  GARY 4SSW (LAKE).............................0.84
  RENSSELAER 4N (JASPER).......................0.83
  PORTAGE 1ESE (PORTER)........................0.81
  (KB9UUO)NEW CHICAGO 1SSE (LAKE)..............0.78
  RENSSELAER (JASPER)..........................0.77
  PORTER 1S (PORTER)...........................0.75
  RENSSELAER 5E (JASPER).......................0.72
  PORTAGE 3E (PORTER)..........................0.72
  COLLEGEVILLE 2SSE (JASPER)...................0.63
  RENSSELAER 2SSW (JASPER).....................0.60
  RENSSELAER 10NE (JASPER).....................0.50

$$

 

Storm Reports

 NWUS53 KLOT 090018
LSRLOT

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
718 PM CDT TUE MAY 08 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1025 AM     HAIL             BELVIDERE               42.25N 88.85W
05/06/2012  E1.00 INCH       BOONE              IL   COCORAHS

            MOSTLY PEA AND SLIGHTLY LARGER - SOME NICKEL-SIZED AND A
            FEW QUARTER-SIZED.

1040 AM     HAIL             BELVIDERE               42.25N 88.85W
05/06/2012  E1.00 INCH       BOONE              IL   PUBLIC

1104 AM     HAIL             4 NE LISBON             41.52N 88.43W
05/06/2012  E0.75 INCH       KENDALL            IL   COCORAHS

1115 AM     HEAVY RAIN       4 NE LISBON             41.52N 88.43W
05/06/2012  E0.85 INCH       KENDALL            IL   COCORAHS

            0.85 INCH IN 20 MINUTES.

1250 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 N WAUKEGAN            42.40N 87.87W
05/06/2012  E1.02 INCH       LAKE               IL   COCORAHS

            1.02 INCHES IN 40 MINUTES.

0100 PM     HAIL             PARK FOREST             41.48N 87.69W
05/06/2012  E0.88 INCH       COOK               IL   PUBLIC

0115 PM     HEAVY RAIN       2 E LAKEMOOR            42.34N 88.17W
05/06/2012  E1.12 INCH       LAKE               IL   COCORAHS

            2 MILES SE OF LAKEMOOR...OR 1 MILE SOUTH OF VOLO - 1.12
            INCHES IN 60 MINUTES.

0115 PM     HEAVY RAIN       WINTHROP HARBOR         42.48N 87.83W
05/06/2012  E1.08 INCH       LAKE               IL   COCORAHS

            1.08 INCHES IN 60 MINUTES.

0215 PM     HEAVY RAIN       FOX LAKE                42.42N 88.18W
05/06/2012  E1.70 INCH       LAKE               IL   PUBLIC

            STORM TOTAL OF 1.70 INCHES FROM THE MORNING RAINFALL.

0252 PM     HAIL             CHICAGO                 41.88N 87.63W
05/06/2012  E0.88 INCH       COOK               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MIXED NICKEL AND DIME SIZE HAIL IN HUMBOLDT PARK.

0320 PM     HAIL             13 NW CLIFTON           41.07N 88.11W
05/06/2012  M1.00 INCH       KANKAKEE           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROADS 3300 NORTH AND 400 EAST IN
            NORTHWEST IROQUOIS COUNTY.

0325 PM     HAIL             12 NW CLIFTON           41.06N 88.10W
05/06/2012  M1.75 INCH       KANKAKEE           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            APPROXIMATELY AT INTERSECTION OF 3200 NORTH AND 400 EAST
            IN NORTHWEST IROQUOIS COUNTY.

0330 PM     FLASH FLOOD      CABERY                  40.99N 88.20W
05/06/2012                   FORD               IL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            IL HIGHWAY 115 WAS COVERED QUICKLY WITH WATER BASED ON
            FIELD DEBRIS AND MUD SIGNATURES OVER THE ROAD. MULTIPLE
            OTHER ROADS HAD SIGNATURES THEY HAD BEEN COVERED WITH
            WATER. BASED ON RADAR THIS LIKELY HAPPENED TWICE IN TWO
            HEAVY RAINFALL BOUTS SEPARATED BY SIX HOURS. THIS WAS THE
            FIRST TIME AND START TIME IS ESTIMATED PER RADAR.

0331 PM     HAIL             STREATOR                41.13N 88.83W
05/06/2012  M1.00 INCH       LA SALLE           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            IN TOWN.

0333 PM     HAIL             CHEBANSE                41.00N 87.91W
05/06/2012  M1.75 INCH       IROQUOIS           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0335 PM     HAIL             CLIFTON                 40.94N 87.93W
05/06/2012  E2.75 INCH       IROQUOIS           IL   EMERGENCY MNGR

            EM RELAYED A PUBLIC REPORT OF BASEBALL SIZE HAIL.

0350 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     2 NNE ASHKUM            40.91N 87.94W
05/06/2012                   IROQUOIS           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SPOTTER REPORTED A LOW ROTATING WALL CLOUD WITH A
            POSSIBLE FUNNEL.

0350 PM     TSTM WND GST     6 E WENONA              41.05N 88.94W
05/06/2012  M60.00 MPH       LIVINGSTON         IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

0350 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     6 E WENONA              41.05N 88.94W
05/06/2012                   LIVINGSTON         IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FUNNEL WAS BECOMING RAIN-WRAPPED.

0355 PM     FLASH FLOOD      4 SE STREATOR           41.08N 88.78W
05/06/2012                   LIVINGSTON         IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATER OVER MANY ROADWAYS IN NEW TOWN TOWNSHIP. THIS
            CONTINUES AS OF 7 PM.

0357 PM     FUNNEL CLOUD     STREATOR                41.13N 88.83W
05/06/2012                   LA SALLE           IL   PUBLIC

            LAW ENFORCEMENT RELAYED A PUBLIC REPORT OF A POSSIBLE
            FUNNEL VISIBLE FROM THE 1500 BLOCK OF SOUTH JEFFERSON.

0415 PM     FLASH FLOOD      5 E WENONA              41.05N 88.96W
05/06/2012                   LA SALLE           IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TWO FEET OF WATER OVER ILLINOIS HIGHWAY 17 NEAR THE LA
            SALLE AND LIVINGSTON COUNTY BORDERS.

0435 PM     HEAVY RAIN       5 W WATSEKA             40.78N 87.83W
05/06/2012  E1.37 INCH       IROQUOIS           IL   COCORAHS

            1.37 INCHES IN 30 MINUTES. SOME WIND DAMAGE TO FARM
            BUILDING DUE TO STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

0437 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 E CRESCENT CITY       40.77N 87.82W
05/06/2012                   IROQUOIS           IL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS
            TOPPLED APPROXIMATELY FIFTY 70-FOOT HIGH WOODEN UTILITY
            POLES. THESE WERE BLOWN DOWN TO THE EAST SOUTHEAST ACROSS
            A RAILROAD LINE IMMEDIATELY TO THE NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY
            24 FOR A 3 MILE NARROW SWATH. SEVERAL WERE SNAPPED. A FEW
            LARGE TREES ALSO NEAR THE RAILROAD WERE DOWNED. TIME
            ESTIMATED BASED ON REPORTS AND RADAR.

0444 PM     TSTM WND DMG     WATSEKA                 40.78N 87.73W
05/06/2012                   IROQUOIS           IL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            NUMEROUS LARGE TREES DOWNED SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE
            TOWN. DENSITY WAS THE HIGHEST ON THE NORTH SIDE OF
            TOWN...WHERE THREE UTILITY POLES WERE ALSO DOWNED. THERE
            WAS MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO A FEW BUILDINGS. TIME ESTIMATED
            BASED ON ACCOUNTS AND RADAR.

0448 PM     TORNADO          2 ESE WATSEKA           40.76N 87.70W
05/06/2012                   IROQUOIS           IL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            AN NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED AN EF1 TORNADO WITH
            MAXIMUM WINDS OF 85 TO 95 MPH TOUCHED DOWN 2.5 MILES ESE
            TO 4 MILES ESE OF WATSEKA WITH A PATH LENGTH OF
            APPROXIMATELY 1.5 MILES. MULTIPLE OUTBUILDINGS WERE
            DAMAGED AT TWO FARMSTEADS...INCLUDING ONE SMALL BARN WITH
            CINDER BLOCK WALLS BASICALLY DESTROYED WITH ITS ROOFED
            TOSSED ONE HALF MILE. A HANDFUL OF LARGE TREES ALSO WERE
            DOWNED.

0455 PM     HAIL             CHATSWORTH              40.75N 88.29W
05/06/2012  M0.88 INCH       LIVINGSTON         IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PENNY TO NICKEL SIZE HAIL IN THE TOWN OF CHATSWORTH.

0530 PM     FLASH FLOOD      2 ESE WATSEKA           40.76N 87.70W
05/06/2012                   IROQUOIS           IL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            1730N ROAD BUCKLED AT THE INTERSECTION OF RTE 1. THIS WAS
            VERY LIKELY DUE TO WATER. TIME IS ESTIMATED.

0558 PM     TSTM WND DMG     OTTERBEIN               40.49N 87.11W
05/06/2012                   BENTON             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            DELAYED REPORT. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR. 2 POWERPOLES
            DOWN AND A LARGE TREE LIMB ACROSS A ROAD.

0638 PM     FLASH FLOOD      5 WSW KENTLAND          40.74N 87.53W
05/06/2012                   BENTON             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ROAD COMPLETELY WASHED OUT AT THE INTERSECTION OF 900N
            AND 1100W AT THE BENTON AND IROQUOIS COUNTY LINE. WATER
            UP TO THE HOOD OF CAR SPOTTER IS IN.

0702 PM     FLASH FLOOD      4 N FREELAND PARK       40.68N 87.49W
05/06/2012                   BENTON             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATER COMPLETELY COVERING ROUTE 71 AT INTERSECTION OF
            500N.

1055 PM     FLOOD            CEDAR LAKE              41.37N 87.44W
05/06/2012                   LAKE               IN   PUBLIC

            MODERATE STREET FLOODING.

1057 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MARSEILLES              41.33N 88.69W
05/06/2012                   LA SALLE           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            RYALL STREET IMPASSABLE AND CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. ABOUT
            2 FEET OF WATER COVERING ROAD...WITH RUNOFF CONTINUING
            DOWNHILL INTO AREA.

1104 PM     HAIL             STREATOR                41.13N 88.83W
05/06/2012  M1.00 INCH       LA SALLE           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

1230 AM     FLASH FLOOD      3 SW MORRIS             41.34N 88.47W
05/07/2012                   GRUNDY             IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WEST SOUTHMOR ROAD SOUTHWEST OF THE TOWN CENTER
            IMPASSABLE DUE TO FLOODING.

1250 AM     FLASH FLOOD      CEDAR LAKE              41.37N 87.44W
05/07/2012                   LAKE               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ROADS CLOSED DUE TO FLASH FLOODING. 133RD AVENUE HAS
            ABOUT 3.5 OF WATER COVERING ROAD...WITH 2.5 TO 3 FEET OF
            WATER COVERING LAKESHORE DRIVE.

1250 AM     FLASH FLOOD      CROWN POINT             41.42N 87.36W
05/07/2012                   LAKE               IN   PUBLIC

            SIGNIFICANT STREET FLOODING. SEVERAL INCHES OF WATER
            FLOWING DOWN STREETS WITH MANHOLE COVERS OFF SPEWING
            WATER EVERYWHERE.

1257 AM     HEAVY RAIN       HEBRON                  41.32N 87.20W
05/07/2012  M2.87 INCH       PORTER             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            2.87 INCHES SINCE 1030 PM CDT. STILL RAINING VERY
            HEAVILY.

0100 AM     FLOOD            4 SW ESSEX              41.14N 88.25W
05/07/2012                   GRUNDY             IL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            SEVERAL ROADS HAD WATER COVERING THEM IN PLACES WITHIN
            THIS GENERAL AREA. ALMOST ALL CREEKS WERE OUT OF THEIR
            BANKS WITH A MAJORITY OF FIELDS FLOODED. IL HIGHWAY 17
            HAD WATER ACROSS ONE LANE OF THE ROAD IN MULTIPLE
            LOCATIONS STILL HOURS LATER. NEAR THIS LOCATION START
            TIME OF FLOODING ESTIMATED PER RADAR.

0130 AM     FLASH FLOOD      CABERY                  40.99N 88.20W
05/07/2012                   FORD               IL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            IN AND AROUND CABERRY MULTIPLE ROADWAYS HAD SIGNATURES
            THAT THE WATER HAD COME UP QUICKLY AND ENCOMPASSED THE
            ROADS WITH FIELD AND MUD DEBRIS. IL HIGHWAY 115 WAS ONE
            OF THE COVERED ROADS. START TIME ESTIMATED PER RADAR.

0137 AM     HEAVY RAIN       HEBRON                  41.32N 87.20W
05/07/2012  M4.47 INCH       PORTER             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            4.47 INCHES SINCE 1030 PM CDT. 1.60 INCHES IN THE LAST 40
            MINUTES.

0214 AM     HEAVY RAIN       HEBRON                  41.32N 87.20W
05/07/2012  M4.60 INCH       PORTER             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            4.60 INCHES SINCE 1030 PM CDT.

0215 AM     FLASH FLOOD      HEBRON                  41.32N 87.20W
05/07/2012                   PORTER             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL ROADS IN HEBRON FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE. BOTH
            RETENTION PONDS OVERFLOWING. WATER APPROACHING BUILDINGS
            IN INDUSTRIAL PARK.

0220 AM     FLASH FLOOD      KENTLAND                40.77N 87.45W
05/07/2012                   NEWTON             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            1800S 700W IMPASSABLE AND CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING.

0300 AM     FLOOD            1 E CABERY              40.99N 88.19W
05/07/2012                   FORD               IL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            ALMOST ALL FIELDS FLOODED. ONE CREEK OVER A ROADWAY JUST
            EAST OF CABERRY NUMEROUS HOURS AFTER THE HEAVIEST OF
            RAINFALL.

0330 AM     FLOOD            1 NE DANFORTH           40.83N 87.96W
05/07/2012                   IROQUOIS           IL   NWS STORM SURVEY

            OLD US HIGHWAY 45 WAS COVERED WITH WATER AND REMAINED AS
            SUCH AT LEAST INTO THE AFTERNOON. NUMEROUS FIELDS IN THE
            AREA WERE ALSO FLOODED. START TIME ESTIMATED PER RADAR.
            ORIGINAL REPORT RELAYED BY IDOT HOURS AFTER THE RAIN.

0645 AM     FLASH FLOOD      1 S KENTLAND            40.76N 87.45W
05/07/2012                   NEWTON             IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            U.S. 41 CLOSED NEAR 1700S. START TIME OF FLOODING
            UNKNOWN.

0645 AM     FLASH FLOOD      4 NW HEBRON             41.36N 87.26W
05/07/2012                   LAKE               IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            U.S. 231 FLOODED/IMPASSABLE NEAR LEROY. SEVERAL OTHER
            MAJOR AND MINOR ROADS FLOODED AND IMPASSABLE ACROSS
            SOUTHERN PORTER COUNTY. START TIME OF FLOODING UNKNOWN.

0645 AM     FLASH FLOOD      WILMINGTON              41.30N 88.16W
05/07/2012                   WILL               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            HIGH WATER ON CHICAGO ROAD AND WILMINGTON-PEOTONE ROAD.
            TIME OF FLOODING UNKNOWN.

1233 PM     HEAVY RAIN       CHESTERTON              41.60N 87.06W
05/07/2012  M1.00 INCH       PORTER             IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1 INCH PAST 24 HOURS.