SundayJune 22nd, 2014 at 3:04 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Picture from Wayne Jensen and the Chicago NWS facebook page showing storm damage east of Crescent City, Illinois. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms moved across NE Illinois producing damaging winds and very heavy rain. Buildings were damaged and crops were flattened in Iroquois Co. Mundelein IL had a gust to 75 mph and there was a measured gust to 70 mph in Hawthorn Woods. My brother was playing a gig in Westmont that got cancelled because of the storm. The bar owner paid them full price anyway and he didn’t have to…Dave said he’s a truly nice guy, best in the bar bus. My brother has 5 gigs next week/weekend. He plays in a dozen different bands and is one of the best guitar players you’ll ever hear. He drove back from Westmont to his home in Deerfield to find water in his basement. Here’s NE IL storm reports.
Wyoming MI had 1.31″ of rain in 45 min…2 feet of standing water at 44th st. and Byron Center SW – a couple cars were temporarily stuck there. Also, flooding at Clyde Park & 54th. The overnight NAM (car.) gives G.R. 87° on Monday and 0.70″ of rain from Mon. evening thru Tues. AM. The GFS-plot has 0.04″ Sun. PM and 0.20″ Monday. The European would give us mid-upper 80s Monday with 0.40 in a t-storm Monday evening.
Now, check out this pic. from Eric Treece. For the 134th consecutive year, there was no rain on June 21 in Fresno CA. June 21 is the only day of the year when there has never been any rainfall in Fresno. Records go back to 1881. 4.62″ of rain fell in 12 hours in Del Rio, Texas.