Sunday's blue skies over Chicago

Former WGN-TV Weather Center intern Monika Bec sent us this impressive shot of the north side of Chicago’s lakefront this past Sunday, Feb. 14.

Monika tells us:

Sunday was beautiful wasn’t it? So nice and sunny. At times, in the sun, it felt like the 40s we haven’t had! What a lovely Valentine’s Day it was! Went to the Hancock Observatory Sunday midday and enjoyed the day walking around the city. We need to warm up soon!”

Yes—warmer weather would be nice indeed. Thanks for the great shot Monika!


Photo courtesy of Monika Bec Thorpe

Texas snowman known as "Cubbie-Man"

The Kustusch Family from Bedford, Texas sent us this shot of  the recent snowfall which whitened areas of Texas.

They tell us:

“After a record-breaking snowfall, we introduced “Cubbie-Man” to our Texas neighbors. It reminded us of home.”

Thanks for the great picture!

Photo courtesy of the Kustusch Family, Bedford, Texas

Amazing Igloo in Justice, Illinois

7 year old Kyler Czerwin from sent us these wonderful pictures. Kyler tells us:

“I thought you would like to see this photo of my igloo that my dad made it took him three days of carving it out.”

That’s quite an igloo Kyler! Thanks for sharing these pictures!




Photos courtesy of Kyler Czerwin, Justice, Illinois

Tim's Weather World: Eyes to the Skies

The National Weather Service wants you!  Severe weather season is right around the corner and we need more eyes to the skies.  If you are interested in becoming a storm spotter, the National Weather Service will be holding several severe weather spotter classes between now and the end of April.  Just click here to see a schedule and find a class near you.  The class takes between one and half to two hours to complete.

Tornadonws.jpgIn response to the Plainfield tornado on August 28, 1990, the Chicago office of the National Weather Service, the DuPage County office of Emergency Management and the College Of DuPage all joined forces to create the Multi-County SkyWarn of Northeast Illinois.  Thousands of spotters spread out across 15 counties have received training and are now one of our first lines of defense during severe weather. 

Click here for a basic severe weather spotting guide.