Rare Tornado Event Part Two: What Transpired on February 28, 2017

In Part One of this series, I discussed the role of the National Weather Service in warning situations.  I thought this would be good topic to cover in light of the rare and tragic tornado outbreak that occurred February 28, 2017.  Note all data were provided by the National Weather Service Chicago. Continue reading


Thundersnow Part Two: The Groundhog Day Blizzard as a Case Study

If you recall, my previous post on the topic of thundersnow centered on the meteorological background of this weather phenomenon. Let’s go and take a closer look at the most recent occurrence of thundersnow that impacted northern Illinois, the Groundhog’s Day blizzard that occurred January 31-February 2, 2011. Continue reading