Rockford Scanner™: Severe Weather Hits Our Area This Afternoon

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Jason Schneider


As many of you know severe weather has hit our area this afternoon and this evening. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch until 8 PM for our area. Severe weather rolled through the area this afternoon prompting the tornado sirens to go off several times. A lot of strong rotation was being reported with these cells. At least three reports of tornadoes have been reported. One near Chana (Ogle County), another near Rockton and another near the Beloit area. There have been numerous storm chasers from all over the country chasing these storm cells today in our area. There are no reports of injuries as of right now. There are unconfirmed reports of some damage. The National Weather Service has confirmed the tornadoes but it is still preliminary at this time.

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The storm still continue to produce tornadoes as they move eastward into the Chicago area. At the time of writing this McHenry County is under a tornado warning.



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