Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
323 PM CDT TUE JUN 16 2015

...VERY ACTIVE JUNE SO FAR...

AFTER A RELATIVELY QUIET MAY WITH REGARD TO SEVERE WEATHER (ONLY
2 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED THE WHOLE OF LAST
MONTH)...JUNE HAS BEEN AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT STORY. DURING THE
FIRST HALF OF JUNE...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
HAS ISSUED 46 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS AND 5 TORNADO
WARNINGS. INCREDIBLY...ALL WARNINGS SO FAR THIS JUNE WERE ISSUED
WITHIN A SPAN OF 9 DAYS (BETWEEN JUNE 7TH AND 15TH). IN FACT...AT
LEAST ONE SEVERE WEATHER WARNING WAS ISSUED EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST
9 DAYS. INDEED...THE PAST WEEK AND A HALF HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE
WITH REPORTS OF SOFTBALL SIZE HAIL ON JUNE 7...TORNADOES ON JUNE
7TH AND 15TH...AND OTHER ACCOUNTS OF HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. THE
TOTAL NUMBER OF TORNADO AND SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS ISSUED BY THE
CHICAGO NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE SO FAR THIS YEAR NOW
STANDS AT 85.

IN ADDITION TO SEVERE WEATHER, THE FIRST HALF OF JUNE HAS ALSO
BEEN CHARACTERIZED BY ABNORMALLY FREQUENT OCCURRENCES OF FLASH
FLOODING. A TOTAL OF 15 FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED
SINCE THE 1ST OF JUNE...MAKING THIS MONTH THE 2ND MOST ACTIVE JUNE
WITH REGARD TO NUMBER OF FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED IN AT LEAST
20 YEARS (2004 SAW 20 FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS). WHILE TODAY HAS BEEN
A WELCOME BREAK FROM ACTIVE WEATHER...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
MAY MAKE THEIR RETURN TOMORROW AND THURSDAY...AND AGAIN LATER NEXT
WEEK.

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BORCHARDT



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