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Overview

 

Fast Facts:

  • Severe storms brought areas of wind damage to northern IL and northwest IN during the later afternoon through evening on Friday, June 26.
  • Damage was mainly done to trees, but some of these trees did fall on structures.
  • The atmosphere was ripe for severe storm clusters to develop that were capable of damaging winds, highlighted by strong winds at 10,000-20,000 ft and substantial instability.
  • A Severe Thunderstorm Watch had been issued early in the afternoon and numerous warnings would follow.
  • On Saturday, June 27, additional thunderstorms developed and trained over the same area of eastern Illinois into northwest Indiana, producing 5+ inches of rain in a few hours, bringing two day totals in/near Kentland, IN to 7+ inches, and causing significant flash flooding.

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