Wild Weather in Chicago Area

The severe thunderstorms that swept though Chicago on July 11, 2011, caused widespread damage. Here are the maps and initial reports of damages from the NOAA Storm Prediction Center. The wind damage was common throughout Chicago, as well as parts of southeastern Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan.

Some parts of the Chicago area received up to 0.75 inches of rain from this event, according to the reports from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow  network (CoCoRaHS). See last map below.

Summary of Damage Reports (PDF)

Storm Reports for July 11

Storm Reports for July 11, 2011, for the Midwest. Click to enlarge.

Storm Reports for July 11

Storm Reports for July 11, 2011, for the Chicago area. Click to enlarge.

July 11 rainfall

July 11, 2011, rainfall from the CoCoRaHS network (cocorahs.org). Click to enlarge.

About Jim Angel

I have been the state climatologist for Illinois since 1997 and have worked at the Illinois State Water Survey since 1984.
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One Response to Wild Weather in Chicago Area

  1. dan says:

    After this hurricane Irene I wonder what the damage will be for these specific areas.

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