Our Doppler radar is a familiar sight for travelers along Highway 10 east of Lincoln. We recently prepared an online tour of the radar, which is available at this link. There is also a YouTube video available as well. (click image to enlarge)
Intense heat was noted throughout Illinois, during the last few days of July 1999. Chicago set an all-time dewpoint record of 82 degrees the morning of the 30th, when the minimum heat index in Chicago failed to fall below 100. 99 people died from the heat in the Chicago area.