And--Cooler by the Lake :)

By: juslivn, 8:13 PM GMT on July 06, 2014

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July 15 -
CHITOWN COOLDOWN! High of 68 today and low of 49! It feels like a Lake Michigan cool breeze all the way inland and across N. Illinois today.

This is an old photo but appropriate :)

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Molly says 'CHILL BABY'


Heading into the heart of Summer in Northern Illinois. Let's see where the season takes us ;)

Feel free to post severe if I am not around, or anything you'd like t...

Updated: 3:28 AM GMT on July 24, 2014

Severe threat today, Sunday, in N. IL

By: juslivn, 8:20 PM GMT on April 24, 2014

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Looks like we're in for some rain and the potential for some severe in the next few days here in Northern Illinois and Chicagoland.
Hang on to your hats and get those gutters cleaned and ready, potential is there for over 4 iches of rain in the next 7 days.

Feel free to post severe if I am not around, or anything you'd like to share (within reason, of course :) Stay safe all ships! Enjoy Spring!
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Updated: 12:38 PM GMT on July 06, 2014

It's Truly Spring

By: juslivn, 11:24 PM GMT on April 02, 2014

Even though it is still a little cold, and the ice is not completely melted quite yet on some lakes, Spring storms drag me out of hibernation to blog-- Yet again ;)

While storms are popping in IL and we'll all be watching Spring severe across the country, I'd mainly like to point out how damned lucky we are up here by the Chain of Lakes that the melt off was extremely gradual, without major flooding! Wow! After the record amount of snow and cold (with ...

Happy St. Pat's from the Windy City!!

By: juslivn, 4:11 AM GMT on February 07, 2014

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It's been one of the worst winters I can remember in my lifetime here in Northern Illinois, and it is far from over. We may not have set many records, however the endurance factor of day after day of deep cold temperatures, followed by endless snow or winds...well it is definitely up there as 'worst' in my record book.

Moving on though through the season, Winter wildlife has recently started moving around daily and is abundant her...

Snow Train? Cold Train?

By: juslivn, 9:29 PM GMT on January 16, 2014

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Bringing in the second half of January, models have been indicting some further dips into very cold temps for the next few weeks. If you had any issues with the deep freeze last time, you may want to button up repairs or seek advice from an expert. Many contractor...

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Located by the Fox River and Chain of Lakes in Northern Il. We boat, fish, love the outdoors, pets, and enjoy life.

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