11-17-2013, 10:04 AM
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Living in Chicago can mean some insanely crazy weather. I've dealt with flooding due to severe thunderstorms after Christmas, but this weekend takes the cake.

Tons of rain yesterday, street flooding (probably due to all the leaves in the street), winds took out my power last night and it came back finally this morning. Now some severe storms coming this way again (red and purple on radar) and tornado warnings everywhere.

Tornados. In mid November. In Chicago.



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 11-17-2013, 10:14 AM
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(11-17-2013, 10:04 AM)wingdo Wrote: Living in Chicago can mean some insanely crazy weather. I've dealt with flooding due to severe thunderstorms after Christmas, but this weekend takes the cake.

Tons of rain yesterday, street flooding (probably due to all the leaves in the street), winds took out my power last night and it came back finally this morning. Now some severe storms coming this way again (red and purple on radar) and tornado warnings everywhere.

Tornados. In mid November. In Chicago.



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Keep your chin up and your head down Doug !

Be safe !

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 11-17-2013, 10:18 AM
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(11-17-2013, 10:04 AM)wingdo Wrote: Living in Chicago can mean some insanely crazy weather. I've dealt with flooding due to severe thunderstorms after Christmas, but this weekend takes the cake.

Tons of rain yesterday, street flooding (probably due to all the leaves in the street), winds took out my power last night and it came back finally this morning. Now some severe storms coming this way again (red and purple on radar) and tornado warnings everywhere.

Tornados. In mid November. In Chicago.



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Doug, I remember when I lived in Toledo we could get that same type of insane weather. Also, I'll be visiting a friend in Buffalo in January and I have my fingers crossed. When I visited him last January I hit the "January Thaw" with weather in the low 40s and sunny with no snow or rain. It was quite pleasant and we were able to do a lot of running around. Of course, there is no guarantee of hitting that two years running. Confused

I hope all is well with you and that you do not sustain any damage from the coming storms.

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 11-17-2013, 10:36 AM
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Good luck, Doug. I hope you can stay warm and dry and powered.

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 11-17-2013, 10:43 AM
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Pekin, IL just got hit with a tornado. Stay safe!

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 11-17-2013, 10:47 AM
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Be safe, Doug.

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 11-17-2013, 10:52 AM
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Thankfully Pekin is a long way away, but Will county (one county south of Cook) also had a tornado touchdown. The news (they were talking over the bears game) said the tornado was "wrapped in rain" so you could not even see it coming. It's literally pitch black outside.

Bears game is on hold, players are off the field and fans are either under the stands or have moved next door to the Field Museum for safety.

On the bright side it's now hailing out here.

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 11-17-2013, 11:39 AM
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Thank you for the reminder Doug...I enjoyed 28 years of Chicago weather which is why I now reside in Southern Ca. Biggrin

Seriously though - Good luck and I hope there is no lasting damage.

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 11-17-2013, 11:48 AM
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Good luck and be safe, Doug!

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 11-17-2013, 01:38 PM
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Just wait 5 minutes, and The Alberta Clipper will abide!

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 11-17-2013, 01:44 PM
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My sister in law (Washington) got hit, I think the leveled subdivision showed on the weather channel. Said their house is unlivable.

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 11-17-2013, 02:51 PM
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Hope they're all ok

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 11-17-2013, 03:12 PM
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(11-17-2013, 01:44 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: My sister in law (Washington) got hit, I think the leveled subdivision showed on the weather channel. Said their house is unlivable.

Sorry to hear that Mike ! I hope everyone is safe and sound though !

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 11-17-2013, 03:27 PM
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Oh, Mike, physically, I hope your family escaped unscathed.

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 11-17-2013, 04:07 PM
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Thanks...Yes, luckily they were not home. And their 2 dogs were found safe. I seen pictures, the house is standing but walls are out, looks like the back was ripped off. It doesn't look salvageable to me.
I hope anyone else in the path out east stay safe!

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