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Clouds sweep over MLK Commons and the Holmes Student Center Monday on campus. Severe weather and strong winds are forecasted for Tuesday and Wednesday night. (Christian Quevedo | Northern Star)

DeKalb County may experience hazardous weather Tuesday

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | April 3, 2023

DeKALB – Hazardous weather is expected to hit Tuesday in DeKalb County. According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms and forceful winds ranging from 40 mph to 50 mph are anticipated for Tuesday and Wednesday night. Sophomore...

Leaves sway on a tree in the bitter and chill wind at the center of NIUs campus. DeKalb County can expect high winds, hail and possibly tornadoes on Friday. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

Severe weather predicted for DeKalb County Friday

By Emily Beebe, Assistant Editor | March 30, 2023

DeKALB – The National Weather Service has predicted severe weather to occur Friday afternoon and evening. This severe weather could include thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail and possibly tornadoes. This severe weather is predicted to occur in multiple...

FEMA: Severe weather expected for Wednesday

By Ashley Morse | November 10, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a warning for severe weather for Wednesday.The predicted weather for Wednesday is heavy rains, strong winds and possible tornadoes, according to a FEMA news release. NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste...

A tree branch breaks and lands on top of a garage after a severe
thunderstorm Monday morning. The storm, along with high winds, left
11,700 people in DeKalb County without electricity for the majority
of the day.

Storm brings down the house: Severe weather, high winds leave 11,700 DeKalb County residents without electricity

By Jimmy Johnson | July 13, 2011

A severe thunderstorm Monday morning left about 11,700 ComEd customers in DeKalb County without power.Paul Callighan, ComED External Affairs manager, said the storm affected 12,500 customers total and would be a "multi-day restoration effort."As of Monday...