What is the latest date that the first named Atlantic storm has formed?
Atlantic Basin storms have been named since 1950, and since then the latest starting season was 1967 when Arlene was named on Aug. 30. Arlene never made landfall and moved north through the open Atlantic mainly as a tropical storm, but it briefly became a Category 1 hurricane with top winds of 85 m.p.h. Runner-up for a late-season start was 1977 when Anita was named on Aug. 29. Anita quickly grew into a monster storm, slamming into the Mexican coast between Brownsville and Tampico on Sept. 2 as a Category 5 hurricane with top winds of nearly 175 m.p.h. The current season, which started with Tropical Storm Ana on Aug. 15, marked the latest start to a season since 1992 when the infamous Hurricane Andrew was named on Aug. 17.
The storms this afternoon not only brought windy conditions but also brought HEAVY RAIN…
Here are some reports:
NNW Joliet (Will Cty.) .49″ of rain @ 3:41 pm
SW Arlington Heights (Cook Cty.).85″of rain @ 3:05 pm
5 NNW Addison (Dupage Cty.) 1.12″ of rain @ 3:00 pm
Yorkville (Kendall Cty.) .27″ of rain @ 3:15 pm
SE Aurora (Dupage Cty.) 1.10″ of rain @ 2:55 pm
Batavia – Heavy Rain 1.00″ of rain @ 2:45 pm
Carol Stream- Heavy Rain .75″ of rain @ 2:43 pm
A line of strong storms moved through the area this afternoon. We had several wind reports.
Here are some: NE Chicago buoy reports TSTM Wind gusts of 62 mph at 1:30 pm.
Oak Forest at 167th and Cicero had a report of TSTM Wind gust of 50 mph at 3:48 pm.
Montgomery in Kane County has had a report of TSTM Wind gusts of 62 mph at 2:05 pm.
Also, Montgomery trained spotter reports TSTM WIND DMG @ 2:54 pm, route 30 and between route 25 and route 47…large branches and signs down.
Chatham (Cook County) c-man station reports MARINE TSTM Wind of M47 mph @ 3:54 mph -calumet harbor.
SSE Aurora (Will Cty) had a report of TSTM Wind gusts of 62 mph @ 2:55 pm
Willowbrook had a report of TSTM Wind gusts of 58 mph at 3:00 pm
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the far north portion of Lake County Indiana valid until 4:15 p.m.
The storm that produced strong winds and heavy rain in southern Cook County near Worth and Oak Forest will be passing through northern Lake County Indiana as it moves out over southern Lake Michigan. Some tree damage was reported in Worth with a tree branch blocking a road.
Shortly before 4 p.m. radar indicated that the strongest thunderstorms were passing through the Chicago area. The storms extended from around Touhy avenue on the north all the way to the south edge of Cook County near Chicago Heights. These storms will be moving east into Lake Michigan by 4:30 p.m. Unless more thunderstorms develop, activity in the Chicago metro area should be winding down once these storms move out into the lake.
More thunderstorms are moving through southern Cook County producing heavy rainfall and gusty winds. At Worth winds gusted to 50 m.p.h.at 3:42 p.m. The severe thunderstorm warning will be in effect until 4:30 p.m. Oak Forest reported a wind gust to 50 m.p.h. at 3:48 p.m.
The heavy thunderstorms that are blasting the Chicago area this afternoon have produced upwards of an inch of rain in less than one hour causing urban type flooding.
The National Weather Service has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood advisory for portions of western Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall and northwestern Will counties in northeast Illinois until 7:15 p.m. this evening.
at 3:20 p.m. the heaviest storms extend from the north side of Chicago southwest through the Joliet area to near Pontiac. The storms are moving to the east. Another area of thunderstorms in moving from Kankakee County into Lake County Indiana.