Take a look at some of these photos from yesterday! Just incredible!

Also, the National Weather Service has given us some quick facts pertaining to yesterday’s derecho. Like, what the heck is a “derecho” (A well-organized and long-lived complex of storms that produce widespread severe wind damage.) More:


  • Preliminary numbers from August 10 as of 6 a.m. on August 11:

    • Over 600 reports of severe wind speeds (58+ mph) or wind damage from the Nebraska/Iowa border, across Iowa, northern Illinois and northern Indiana.

    • Over 100 of the wind reports are from northern Illinois and northwest Indiana in the NWS Chicago County Warning Area (CWA).

    • In the NWS Chicago CWA, one confirmed tornado (via video) occurred in Rogers Park, Illinois (a north-side neighborhood of Chicago), that moved out over Lake Michigan making it a waterspout. This was the first tornado in the city of Chicago since September 3, 2018.

    • One injury in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.


Thanks to Carrie Svihlik for the above video! Here are a few more shots from around the ‘burbs..

Oscar Davilla, Oak Lawn
Oscar Davilla, Oak Lawn
Oscar Davilla, Oak Lawn
Robin Noble

The screen at the former Hill Top Drive-In in Joliet from Mary Beth Kubinski-VanCleave.