Tornado Warning

(Credit: National Weather Service)

Average Tornado Warning Times In Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana

Residents in much of Chicagoland typically ride out a tornado warning for anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes, according to data from the National Weather Service.

07/16/2014

An apparent lightning strike damaged the roof of a home in Crystal Lake, sparking a fire that left the two-story house uninhabitable. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Thunderstorms Bring Tornado Warning, Lightning Damage

Thunderstorms dumped plenty of rain on the Chicago area overnight, leading to a tornado warning in McHenry County when a funnel cloud was spotted. Lightning also sparked at least one fire in Crystal Lake.

06/30/2014

Stormy clouds in Oswego. (Credit: Ron Westphal )

Kendall County Residents Say Tornado Siren Didn’t Go Off During Storm

A tornado warning bulletin for Kendall County came in from the National Weather Service at 5:15 p.m., but a siren at an Oswego subdivision was silent when the county activated the warning system.

06/13/2013

Tree On House

Storms Leave Widespread Damage, Power Outages

The storm system Tuesday evening produced funnel clouds and caused serious damage in many areas, and also left hundreds of thousands without power.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

Tornado Warning Issued For Several Counties, Including Cook

A severe line of storms capable of producing rain-wrapped tornadoes — and wind gusts of up to 80 mph — has been spotted in the western suburbs and appears to be heading to Chicago, the National Weather Service warns.

06/21/2011

Air Raid Siren

Tornado Warning For Parts Of Will, Grundy County

A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Will and Grundy counties southwest of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

Peotone Damage

Tornado Confirmed In Peotone

Several parts of the Chicago area were placed under tornado warnings Tuesday, and at least one tornado reportedly touched down, as the Great Lakes Cyclone batters the region.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2010