18 May 2000
McHenry, Lake, northern Kane, and northern Cook County, Illinois, USA
$572 million. Golf ball-, baseball-, and softball-sized hail damaged roofs, cars, patio furniture, skylights, and windows in the area's worst and most widespread hailstorm in 30 years. Around 100,000 homes lost power. Hail was 3 inches (76 mm) deep in many areas. There were 100 canceled flights, and train service was disrupted.
We do have that Freeze warning out until Tuesday morning for the area as I'M looking for our low tonight to fall to 27* degrees. (COLD) is the word of the day! We may see a few left over snow flurries on Tuesday then we will have a nicer day on Wednesday with a few peaks of sun and some warmer temperatures.
I will pop in today if needed. Otherwise have a great day and LET IT SNOW!....................Have a good and warm day.....