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Around 4:22 PM several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Auburn and Melrose in reference to an automobile accident. Initial scanner traffic is saying there is an accident near this location. Sounds like it might be a possible head-on collision. At the time and dispatch injuries were being reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Please avoid the area or expect delays.
POWER OUTAGE: Transformer is on fire near Perryville and Harlem. All the lights are out in the area, including the traffic lights. Avoid the area. The LPFD said a nearby chain link fence is “hot” Also a tree on fire on Harlem rd
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Potential for strong to isolated severe storms across region tonight. Chances of quarter-sized hail; Winds up to >60 MPH; Flooding & fog potential. At this time, t-storm chances remain ‘Elevated’ with the risk associated as ‘Limited’. SPC-Norman is also somewhat concerned about the risk factor of an isolated tornado or two that may require a later watch box for in or around our area [Far Northern IL/Southern & Cntrl. WI.]
It is advised to monitor future forecasts for later statements and possible watches/warnings should they be issued by the NWS
No real significant changes with thoughts for thunderstorms this
afternoon into the evening, with scattered development likely
impact much of the area.
Latest radar imagery depicting isolated to widely scattered
storms developing just west of I39, focused along weak convergence
over northwest Indiana. Increasing instability supported by
steepening lapse rates and with diminishing CIN will continue over
the next couple of hours as large scale ascent further increases
with the approach of mid level energy. Most short term guidance
still indicating further expansion of what is occurring at this
time over the next 2-3, while likely shifting east with time and
feel fairly confident with this solution. Also feel fairly
confident with timing, once again, highlighting the 20/22z time
frame over north central Illinois and then the 21/23z period for
northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana for increasing coverage
and intensity of thunderstorm development. This also includes the
possibility for isolated strong to maybe severe storms across the
entire area, with hail/wind still the likely hazards. Overall
development should likely diminish by mid evening, however, some
guidance continues to develop additional thunderstorms beyond this
period likely owing to an increasing LLJ with large scale ascent
still overhead. Do think the guidance that is showing this
development is a bit overdone with coverage at that time, which
could be associated to boundaries that more than likely wont be in
place. Nonetheless, still maintained low chance to slight chance
pops wording overnight, but focus it more south with time as the
focus shifts south tonight.
PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...20 PERCENT
SUMMARY...SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL STILL APPEARS SOMEWHAT LIMITED
LATE THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...THERE MAY BE A RISK FOR AN ISOLATED
TORNADO OR TWO...AND TRENDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED FOR
INCREASING SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL THAT COULD REQUIRE A WATCH.
DISCUSSION...MODEST DESTABILIZATION IS ONGOING ACROSS MUCH OF
SOUTHERN/WESTERN WISCONSIN...IN ADVANCE OF A SHORT WAVE TROUGH WHICH
HAS PROGRESSED NORTHEAST OF THE MID MISSOURI VALLEY. AS THIS
FEATURE CONTINUES INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST...FORCING FOR ASCENT COULD
CONTRIBUTE TO INCREASING THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT THROUGH 22-23Z.
30-40 KT SOUTHERLY LOWER MID/TROPOSPHERIC WIND FIELDS ARE ALREADY
BEGINNING TO OVERSPREAD THE WESTERN HALF OF WISCONSIN...AND MAY
CONTRIBUTE TO SUFFICIENT SHEAR FOR OCCASIONAL SUPERCELL STRUCTURES.
LOW-LEVEL WIND FIELDS ARE SOMEWHAT MODEST IN STRENGTH. HOWEVER...AN
EFFECTIVE WARM FRONTAL ZONE...EAST THROUGH NORTH OF MADISON INTO
AREAS BETWEEN LA CROSSE AND EAU CLAIRE...COULD PERHAPS PROVIDE THE
FOCUS AND SUPPORT FOR A TORNADO OR TWO AS STORMS CROSS IT.
OTHERWISE...MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL/WIND GUSTS SEEM THE MORE GENERAL
SEVERE THREAT WITH STORMS WHICH MAY GRADUALLY GROW UPSCALE INTO AT
LEAST A LOOSELY ORGANIZED CONVECTIVE SYSTEM.
May 25, 2016
On Thursday, May 19, 2016, a long term multi-jurisdictional investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force, Rockford Police Narcotics Unit and Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit, resulted in the arrest of a Poplar Grove resident on felony drug charges.
Arman Dino, age 45 of Poplar Grove, was charged with one count of Drug Trafficking – Distribution of Methamphetamine – Dino remains in federal custody.
On Thursday, May 19, 2016, following a long term investigation, Special Agents of the FBI and DEA and Detectives of Rockford Police Narcotics, the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit, assisted by Boone County Sheriff’s deputies and a Belvidere K-9 Unit, executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Marquette Drive (Candlewick Lake), Poplar Grove, Illinois. The investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 500 grams of Methamphetamine, numerous items of drug paraphernalia and over $10,000 U.S. currency. Agents/Detectives arrested Arman Dino on one count of Drug Trafficking – Distribution of Methamphetamine. Also present in the residence was an adult female and three (3) children, ages 3, 1 and a newborn.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.
The Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit encourages anyone having additional information regarding narcotic trafficking or other criminal activity to call the Belvidere/Boone County Metro Narcotics Unit at (815)544-2135 or Crimestoppers at (815)547-7867.
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Beginning Wednesday May 25, the Water Division will be making an emergency water repair in the 700 block of 1st Ave. 1st Ave will be reduced to two lanes, and on Thursday it will be reduced to one lane.
Proper traffic controls will be in placed and citizens are encouraged to use an alternate route. The driving public is to use extreme caution when near work zone.
Work is expected to last un to one to two (1-2) business days.
I want to send out a SHOUT OUT to a good friend of mine Charles and his buddy Brett.
He is out storm chasing in the Midwest right now. Yesterday he was able to capture some AMAZING footage of several tornadoes, including multi-vortex ones on several occasions! They were down in Kansas yesterday. They were featured live on the weather channel during the tornado outbreak. And are out again chasing today. Be safe guys!
If you remember, he is my buddy who also got some of the best footage of the EF-4 tornado that hit Fairdale. You can check that content out on his website as well.
Visit my buddy Charles website ~ http://www.StormyPleasures.com
Rockford Scanner Owner ~ Rickie Traeger
On May 25th and May 26th the BMO Harris Bank Center will host the RPS 205 High School graduations. Expect traffic delays and parking issues in the downtown area. There will also be heavy pedestrian traffic and Elm Street will be closed between Church and Main Streets.
Parking will be routed to the Pioneer Deck at 300 N. Main Street, across the street from the Coronado Theater. Parking in the Concourse garage on S. Church Street will be limited. Graduation times:
Wednesday, May 25th at 10:00 am (Auburn)
Wednesday, May 25th at 2:00 pm (Jefferson)
Thursday, May 26th at 10:00 am (East)
Thursday, May 26th at 2:00 pm (Guilford)
Around 7:33 AM several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Harrison and Ohio Parkway in reference to an automobile accident. Initial scanner traffic is saying there is an accident near this location. At the time and dispatch injuries were being reported. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Please avoid the area or expect delays.
Grab your tickets at http://walkerstalkercon.com/chicago/ there is going to be a long list of celebs that are going to be there!!!
List of the celebs ~ http://walkerstalkercon.com/chicago/guests/
Stars from: The Walking Dead, Bates Motel, Z-Nation, Gotham, American Horror Story, breaking Bad, Comic book Men, plus alot more!
Musical guests include: Backsteet Boys, NSync, etc..
Guest List So Far:
Andrew J West
Comic Book Men: Bryan Johnson, Mike Zapcic & Ming Chen
Lawrence Gilliard Jr
Robin Lord Taylor
Tyler James Williams
The list is still growing!
As you can see, there is going to be a long list of celebs you can meet, have photo ops with, etc……
See you there!!!
PLUS MANY MORE!!!