Pond-effect snow and massive fire in Chicago seen on radar

January 23rd, 2013 at 3:19 am by 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.

4 Responses to “Pond-effect snow and massive fire in Chicago seen on radar”

  1. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    Just heard Qdoba on Northland Drive is burning wildly as well. Number of fire departments are there – apparently some of the fire trucks are frozen solid.

    1. Skot says:

      That hot sauce can do a number.

  2. Kimoeagle says:

    News sources are calling it an abandoned warehouse. Perhaps some squatter folk wanted to stay warm and got carried away???
    The picture and screen captures are VERY interesting! Thanks, Bill!

  3. Cort S. says:

    Chuck posted an image on facebook… It’s so cold in Chicago, you can see the steam rising off of Lake Michigan, like a pot of hot water on the stove. Here is an album: http://imgur.com/a/UVLJB#0

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