Warm & Stormy June in the Midwest

Posted: June 29, 2016, 11:02 am by ccastellano

 

Funnel cloud in Illinois June 22, 2016. Credit: Robin Tanamachi @tornatrix

 

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May 2016: Cool and Stormy Start, Gorgeous End

Posted: June 2, 2016, 1:44 pm by ccastellano

 

Chicago Skyline May 28, 2016. Courtesy of @jamiteacher

 

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A Cold Start, but a Severe End to March

Posted: April 13, 2016, 10:08 am by ccastellano

While February ended up warmer than normal, March had a much chillier, snowier start. Chicago was the first to partake in this return of winter. Right as we flipped the calendar, arctic air plunged southward, joining up with a storm system dropping out of the Pacific Northwest and sweeping through the Plains. This storm system produced anywhere from 1 inch of snow over Chicago Metro to Rockford, with up to 2 to 5 inches closer to the Wisconsin border.

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