8/17/04 NOW: Midwest/Great Lakes

Storms hnow developing over the Great Lakes... Nice bow echo getting ready to cross Lake MI -- the storms are moving into a rather favorable low-level airmass, with decent SBCAPE and good, unidirectional shear, favoring bow echoes/linear modes. Easily could get some damaging winds and large hail with this stuff....

We were under a storm watch and we were supposed to get storms and rain but it all slide to the south of Chicago! BUMMER! :(

Could see some of the storms off to the South and I saw some lightning flashes but other than that we got nothing.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day to see some storms!