Thanks to Bill Resetar for this shot showing the wintry mix of sleet,ice,freezing rain and a bit of snow that hit Keller, Texas today.
Thanks to Perrin Bryant of Eugene Oregon for sending along this shot of the snow-covered city taken during his morning commute. Perrin reports that another 2 to 3 inches have fallen since then.
National Weather Service meteorologists in Romeoville have identified seven twisters that struck south portions of the Chicago Metro area Sunday including three rated EF2 that damaged areas from northeast of Peoria to south suburban Manhattan and Frankfort. The worst local damage occurred in Coal City and Diamond, where top winds were estimated at 122 mph. Four weaker EF0 and EF1 tornadoes occurred in areas from southeast Iroquois County to near Rensselaer, Ind.
Rain, cold on the way
Dry, sunny weather will prevail Tuesday with highs approaching 50 degrees, but a cold front will bring a threat of showers by late Wednesday that will evolve into a general rain Thursday and Friday. Colder air will arrive Friday night, changing the rain to snow.
Empty stands tell the story of the fan evacuation during Sunday’s bears game as the severe storms rolled in.
Thanks to Hope Plata of Coal City for passing along this shot as the EF-2 twister was bearing down on the area.
Katy Zimmerman captured this shot Sunday afternoon as the storm approached Soldier Field, eventually delaying the Bears game for more than two hours.
Sunday’s twister caused extensive damage to this Coal City home.
Thanks to Brandon Club of coal city for sending us this shot of Sunday’s devastating twister as it approached the ill-fated city.