Pond-effect snow and massive fire in Chicago seen on radarJanuary 23rd, 2013 at 3:19 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, News, Weather
This is from the Chicago NWS facebook page. They were getting pond-effect snow from the cooling ponds of power plants on Tuesday! You can see one of the plumes in the picture on the left, the image on radar, the satellite picture showing the snow showing up on the ground under clear skies. Also check out the last picture and this radar loop (dualpol 9:42 PM – 1:05 AM last night) of a huge fire in the Bridgeport area- south side of Chicago. One firefighter has been injured. ”We haven’t had a fire this big in many years,” fire department spokesman Larry Langford said as crews fought the fire on the 3700 block of South Ashland Avenue. This was a 5-alarm fire, which brings in 30% of the Chicago Fire Dept. and a total of at least 170 fire fighters. And radar was showing the plume going out over Lake Michigan. Friday Fire Update here. “Steelie” found another example of this near Pittsburgh.