On This Day: Ohio River Valley Severe Weather Outbreak

On this day on 2013, one of the larger severe weather and tornado outbreaks since 2011 took place across much of the central and northern Ohio Valley. The system produced over 70 tornadoes across 7 states, and Illinois/Indiana had 55 of those tornadoes. The system was well anticipated ahead of time, as the SPC started […]

A Technical Discussion of the June 29, 2012 Derecho

Four years ago today, one of the more infamous derechoes in recorded meteorological history formed. This formed across northern Illinois and northern Indiana, and raced southeastward across the northern fringe of an intense surface high pressure system. This was an absolutely classic derecho, and was one of the more destructive events in recent memory, and […]

Significant Tornado Impacts N. Illinois Town

For over a week, yesterday had been highlighted as a day for significant severe weather over the nation’s heartland. The models had been honing in on an area in and around the Iowa/Illinois region, and the SPC had that accurately pinned down over a week out from the event itself. We know how much model […]