Video Shows a Rare Tornado Touching Down in Chicago
You missed it! The first tornado to touchdown within the city limits of Chicago since 2006 happened on Tuesday.
For that matter, most residents of Chicago almost missed it.
The tornado occurred near Chicago's Midway Airport and was caught on video. The Tornado did not cause any damage and is classified as a land-spout. A motorist traveling
northbound on I-55 spotted the strange weather phenomenon while traveling between Pulaski & Cicero. Best estimate for touchdown of the land spout was near 26th St on Chicago.
The National Weather Service said that Melanie Harnacke, the FAA Contract Observer on duty at Midway Airport, reported a funnel cloud/potential tornado in the 4pm official observation (3:49 pm estimated start time).
No damage was reported from the land-spout.
According tp NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory a land-spot is a
narrow, rope-like condensation funnel that forms while the thunderstorm cloud is still growing and there is no rotating updraft. The spinning motion originates near the ground
What make this event strange is that there was no shower or thunderstorm present on Tuesday, which makes this event more rare.