This was taken across from the famous St. Louis arch Friday as we wrapped up an amazing What a hard working group and how great to work with them. Jim Reed was a terrific guide–we couldn’t have done it without him!
Our team ended up traveling 2,500 miles during last week’s storm chase. We checked and found that’s the equivalent of driving from New York City to Las Vegas! What an amazing week! Thanks to all who followed our trip online and on WGN and for the wonderful feedback so many of you shared with us!
Thanks to Tama Pickford of Chesterton, Indiana for passing along this great rainbow shot taken Saturday afternoon near the Crown Point exit on I-65. With very unstable conditions due to the cold air above the surface showers developed across much of the Chicago metro area.Some of the showers produced very small hail. With sunshine peeking between the clouds, several rainbows were observed in the area.
Photo by Tama Pickford
Thanks to Steve Taylor for passing along these shots taken Friday during a rare May snow in Gilman, Wisconsin northwest of Wausau. Areas of northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s upper peninsula were expecting as much as 7 inches of snow. While much of the snow should melt, some will likely remain on the ground early Sunday giving the area a rare white Mother’s Day.
Photos by Steve Taylor
Scott Jones of Evanston sends us this photo of a tree down near his home. In his words…
“I just watched the midday news and was listening to you describing the powerful winds that swept through our area during this morning’s storms. I was home during the storms and heard this loud cracking sound as the winds really picked up at the end of the storm. I looked out the window and saw this mid-size elm tree come down over my neighbor’s garage. Thankfully no one was hurt and no major damage to their garage as far as we can tell.”
Thanks Scott for the report and photo, and give your neighbor our best wishes.
Photo courtesy of Scott Jones
Frank Martin from Calumet City sent us these pictures of a recent fishing trip cut short by approaching inclement weather—but not before they made a great catch. Frank tells us he caught some nice trout.
Great pictures Franks. Thanks!!
Photos courtesy of Frank Martin, Calumet City
Josh Keating from Bonfield sent us these amazing pictures of dirt blowing in Thursday’s wind
Josh tells us:
Here are some pictures of the wind blowing the dirt up in the field behind my house.
Thanks for the pictures Josh!
Dan Hanson from Winter, Wisconsin sent us these pictures.
Dan tells us:
hope we get a good soaking this weekend. We are very high fire danger
up here in northwest Wisconsin. I was driving around and heard the call
come over my scanner in my truck. So just to let you know what’s up
here in Sawyer Co. WI.”
Thanks for the pictures Dan!
Check out these amazing satellite images from CIMSS (Cooperative
Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies) at the University of
Wisconsin in Madison of the expanding oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:
Satellite images courtesy: The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Thanks to Eric Siedschlag for passing along this photo taken about 11:30 a.m. this morning as a band of showers passed through Highland in northwest Indiana bringing about one-quarter inch of rain.
Photo by Eric Siedschlag
A warm and sunny Wednesday afternoon turned cool and cloudy after the strong cold front passed through the Mendota area in northwest LaSalle County. Some virga (rain evaporating before reaching the ground can be seen in the picture. Thanks to Dennis Keefe for passing along this great shot.
Photo by Dennis Keefe