Chicago NEXRAD RADAR with Storm Track VECTOR and STORM INFO (Tornado Vortex Signature, Mesocyclone) ... *Subscribers to Weather Underground (wunderground.com) can get additional frames
TORNADO SIREN IS A STEADY BLAST OF SIREN THAT IS ACTIVATED BY A LOCAL GOVERNMENT WHEN THE VILLAGE OR CITY IS IN THE PATH OF A CONFIRMED TORNADO. There could be very little time from warning to impact or there could be a prolonged period of 30 to 45 minutes (for example) with towns listed in the path and accurate estimated arrival time of the tornado or tornado-producing storm. The tornado and/or storm could dissipate or increase in intensity. Tornados can also change direction.
THERE IS NO 'ALL CLEAR' ALERT FOLLOW UP BY THE TORNADO SIREN.
The siren is tested on the first Tuesday of every month at about 10 a.m.
Still weather, some low westward clouds, an eastward storm cell and a tornado siren for a tornado warning on August 8, 2007. The storm dissipated and brought very little lightning or thunder, even though funnel clouds were sighted while the storm was en route in a path toward Arlington Heights, Illinois. Background audio report is from a police dispatch relaying sighting information to police officers in the area.