Tornado Warning in East Central McHenry Count, Almost 11,000 Lose Power

Radar 4-42 PM 6-21-14 WIRF

This is Rockford TV station WIRF’s radar image about 4:40 Saturday afternoon.

Radar 4-42 PM 6-21-14

This is the Chicago Tribune’s radar image about 4:40 the after noon of June 21, 2014.

The warning from the Weather Bureau follows:

435 PM CDT SAT JUN 21 2014

…‌A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WEST CENTRAL LAKE AND EAST CENTRAL MCHENRY COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM CDT…‌

AT 434 PM CDT…‌A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR LAKEMOOR…‌AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

HAZARD…‌TORNADO.

SOURCE…‌RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT…‌FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO ROOFS…‌WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR…‌ ROUND LAKE AROUND 440 PM CDT. WAUCONDA AROUND 445 PM CDT. GRAYSLAKE AND THIRD LAKE AROUND 450 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE ROUND LAKE BEACH…‌ROUND LAKE PARK AND HAINESVILLE.

OTHER LOCATIONS AFFECTED…‌ COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY…‌MORRAIN HILLS STATE PARK…‌

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…‌

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…‌A VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…‌MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

LAT…‌LON 4234 8828 4241 8821 4237 8798 4219 8811 TIME…‌MOT…‌LOC 2135Z 300DEG 19KT 4235 8816

TORNADO…‌RADAR INDICATED HAIL…‌

Rain storm 6-21-14 4-45 pm

No cats or dogs in view, but it was raining heavily in Lakewood shortly before five o’clock.

Here’s what it looked out the back of our home:

The tornado sirens sang out in Crystal Lake.

We have lost two limbs so far.

Tree limb down 6-21-14 before storm

This limb in our front yard fell before the late afternoon storm. When the other part of it fell several years ago, it blocked our driveway.

The first was before the storm; the second during.

This dead red oak limb fell during the limb.

This dead red oak limb fell during the limb.

Commonwealth Edison was reporting the following electricity outages as of 5:30:

  • Alden – 20
  • Cary – 120
  • Crystal Lake – 698
  • Fox River Grove – 397
  • Harvard – Less than 5
  • South of Harvard – 36
  • Johnsburg – 1,583
  • Lakemoor – 120
  • Northeast of Marengo – 61
  • McCullum Lake – 2,398
  • McHenry – 2,505
  • Pistakee Highlands – 3,031
  • West of Richmond – Less than 5
  • East of Wonder Lake – Less than 5

Comments

Tornado Warning in East Central McHenry Count, Almost 11,000 Lose Power — 1 Comment

  1. I was in Johnsburg yesterday and we lost power for a few hours!

    Really a very bad storm.

    Glad for no tornados.

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