Our once chilly spring has wasted no time in playing catch-up! 2013, with nine 80s to its credit through May 21, is now well ahead of the long term average of 5 such days. And while, sharp cooling back to April-level temps is to hit Thursday with the arrival of gusty north to northeast winds, strong warming is to return 80s and higher humidities to the area next week.
Rainy spells and sporadic thundery downpours to bolster impressive late Monday/Tuesday precip totals
Waves of showers and thunderstorms greet area residents Wednesday and Wednesday night. It’s a development likely to add to the impressive rain tallies observed over a wide swath of the area Monday and Tuesday .
Grundy County's Braceville reported 3.44" during that period while 2.11" came down at Lisle, 2.05" Glen Ellyn; 2.04" Naperville and 1.99" at Villa Park.
Weather Service storm survey teams rate the Newcastle/Moore, Oklahoma twister an EF-5; only 59 comparably strong tornadoes on the books nationwide since 1950
It’s official. The deadly and devastating tornado which roared into Newcastle and Moore, Oklahoma has been rated EF-5 and joins the short list of 59 comparably devastating twisters on the books across the U.S. at the Storm Prediction Center since 1950.