Remember the Utica tornado (near Starved Rock, Matthiessen, and Buffalo Rock State Parks)? That day, that tornado - one of dozens of tornados - was spawned by storms that exploded in the sky on what had been an average rainy day. A warm front suddenly lurched into our area, and in just a couple hours severe storms erupted. The Storm Prediction Center issued a tornado watch at 5:40 p.m. - the tornado slammed into Utica at 6:09 p.m. Severe weather can form dangerously fast: Be Prepared! CHECK THE HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK for any prediction of regional conditions that favor formation of hazardous weather.
- Storm Prediction Center, Hazardous Weather Outlook: In addition to the main map, check “Convective Outlook”, “Watches”, and “Reports”.
- Current local (Northeast Illinois) hazardous weather information
- Get weather information on your PDA
- Get weather information on your cell phone Requires phones equipped with Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)
- Consider carrying a portable radio that includes the National Weather Service Public Alert™ feature.
- BSA's Hazardous Weather Training (Effective January 1, 2009, at least one adult on each outing must have completed this course . All leaders are encouraged to take this online course.)
- Weather Smart News, Links and Resources Planning and Preparing for Hazardous Weather
- When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! Lightning strikes year round. The goal of this Website is to safeguard U.S. residents from lightning.
Check the weather where you are going!
Click a map for NOAA Weather in that area.
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