A supercell system walloped much of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana on Monday night, putting on an impressive display of nature's power. One EF-0 tornado, damaging trees along a 2-mile swath through unincorporated Schaumburg into Roselle, has been confirmed by the National Weather Service.
A wind gust of 84 miles per hour was recorded at O'Hare Airport, thunder boomed like cannonballs, and a gauge in Schaumburg measured 1.26 inches of rain in just 16 minutes. As of early Wednesday morning, more than 3,000 people were still without power in the Chicago area, according to ComEd.
Here are some of the sights folks might have missed while sheltering in their basements or bathtubs.
Tornado sirens blaring in downtown Chicago, dispelling the myth that tornadoes can't hit the city.
— Chicago Mike (@ChicagoMike8) June 13, 2022
Here's what the storm looked like via satellite.
Here’s a visible satellite loop of the Tornado warned cell in NE Illinois… Note the explosive development as the storm breaks the strong cap that was in place…and taps into extreme instability. #ILwx pic.twitter.com/4hjRxfBHKl
— Joe Strus (@wxstrus) June 13, 2022
A beast of a storm that ripped through Chicago tonight.
Easily one of the most impressive satellite visuals of a Midwest storm. pic.twitter.com/qLSdYmdeKV
— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) June 14, 2022
And here's what it looked like on the ground.
— Alex Masse (@CAlexMasse) June 14, 2022
So much lightning.
— Jacob (@JacobRKramer) June 13, 2022
— Andrew Scott (@AndrewS55892076) June 14, 2022
And then the calm after the storm. Mammatus clouds, pouches of sinking air, form on the underside of a thunderstorm's anvil.
— Nick Ulivieri (@ChiPhotoGuy) June 14, 2022
This article was originally published on June 14, 2022. It has been updated.