Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Amtrak in severe thunderstorm. Morton Grove IL. 6-19-2009.
I photographed this rainy weather video, at the Morton Grove Metra commuter rail station.
June 19th 2009, was a day filled with extreme weather conditions in the greater Chicagoland area. A severe thunderstorm with torrential downpouring rain, hail in some areas, flooding and downed tree limbs, caused nothing but chaos throughout the entire Chicago area.
From approximately 10:15 AM until 3:00 PM, the entire Chicago area was under a severe thunderstorm watch issued by the National Weather Service.
Bad weather and all, it was all just business as usual for the northbound Amtrak Hiawatha train enroute to Milwaukee Wisconsin. The train just rolls quickly through the severe downpour at north suburban Morton Grove Illinois, like it was just plain old nothing.