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Storm events in our area

7/21/2020 (Permalink)

A tornado over a farm field A tornado is just one of the many weather events than can encompass the area.

Storm.

When you hear the word "storm", does your mind immediately go to: dark clouds, high winds, heavy rain, and hail?  With the exception of dark clouds, each of the others is a storm event in among itself.

NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) along with NWS (National Weather Service), has compiled a list of storm events; weather events that cause property destruction or causality.  Besides what is listed above, some of the other possible weather events in this area include:

  • Blizzard
  • Dense Fog
  • Drought
  • Excessive Heat
  • Extreme Cold
  • Flood
  • Lake Effect Snow
  • Rip Currents
  • Seiche
  • Tornado

Drought is on the list, even though you would think it's because of a LACK of storms.

A seiche is a lake event, where waves (caused by high winds, earthquake, or some external happening) bounce off the opposite shoreline and return back to where it started.  It happens on Lake Michigan many times, but rarely does it cause serious issues.

Illinois averages about 47 tornadoes each year, which is more than Alabama (42), Missouri (39), Louisiana (37) and Arkansas (32), places you would think would have more tornadoes each year than Illinois.

If your home or business suffered a weather event, and you need help cleaning it up, call the cleanup experts at SERVPRO Bedford Park/Burbank, at 708-430-3600.

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