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Fast Facts:

  • Shortly after 2 PM on Sunday, August 28th, strong to severe thunderstorms rolled across portions of northern Illinois. 
  • These storms were aided by a "Mesoscale Convective Vortex", which is a term referring to an area of low pressure aloft that is reinforced or augmented by earlier convection. 
  • These thunderstorms produced scattered wind damage, with somewhat more concentrated swaths of damage and heavy rainfall occurring across central DeKalb County. 
  • Storms exited the region through the mid evening hours, though another round of severe storms was experienced across part of the region the next day, Monday, August 29th. 
Summary of severe weather and heavy rain reports
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