Winter Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power; Hundreds Of Flights CanceledA combination of freezing rain, sleet, and high winds has knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area, and prompted airlines to cancel more than 400 flights at O'Hare and Midway airports on Monday.
Strong Winds To Continue Through Thursday P.M.; Lighter But Still Strong FridayGusts of up to 50 mph were measured across the Chicago area overnight, with some gusts as strong as 64 mph over the lake.
Chicago Skyway Reopens After Closure Due To High Winds, DebrisWhipping winds have prompted officials to shut down part of the Chicago Skyway due to dangerous debris, as a strong fall storm has also knocked down trees and power lines across the area.
Union Pacific Admits Jumping The Gun, Misjudging Wind Before Halting Metra TrainsTrains on three busy Metra lines were halted for about 90 minutes Monday morning, out of fear of high winds from storms that swept through the area, but it appears to have been much ado about nothing.
Severe Thunderstorms, Hail, Tornadoes Possible On ThursdaySevere storms moving through the Midwest were expected to bring heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and possibly some tornadoes to the Chicago area on Thursday, with the heaviest storm activity hitting Thursday afternoon.
National Weather Service Confirms Two Brief Tornadoes Hit Monday EveningThe NWS confirms two brief EF-1 tornadoes occurred Monday evening, with one near the town of Earlville and the second in Plainfield.
Severe Weather Hits Chicago Area A line of severe thunderstorms hit the Chicago area Monday, causing power outages, flight cancellations and delays and other problems. By late Monday, a second wave of storms was expected.
High Winds Blow Docks Off-Kilter At DuSable HarborOfficials at DuSable Harbor were trying to figure out how to get two docks of boats back where they should be after high winds from a brief storm on Monday knocked two docks out of position.
Severe Storms Bring Flooding, Damage From Hail And LightningIt’s bound to be a busy morning at auto shops across the Chicago area, in the wake of powerful storms that brought large, damaging hail to the city and suburbs.
High Winds Persist; Flood Risk Continues For Some RiversHigh winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.
Metra Hoping To Reduce Wind Delays With New SolutionThe commuter rail agency’s high-wind solution is decidedly low-tech -- the anemometer, a wind-speed measuring instrument that has been around for more than 500 years.
Windy Conditions Could Bring 10-Foot Waves To LakeWindy conditions at the lakefront will make for very choppy conditions on the lake, with dangerous pounding waves prompting a warning for anyone who might want to go swimming, despite the chilly conditions.