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Overblown 2010: The Day After

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 27, 2010 1:06PM

Although things down Bridgeport way were par for the course regarding yesterday's "worst storm in 70 years," other parts of the greater Chicago area weren't so lucky.

Tom Skilling took time away from monitoring the weather in Alaska to marvel at the scope of the storm. At 2,100 miles across and over 4.4 million square miles, Skilling called this storm front "one for the books." Or at least the biggest storm since August. Rare October tornadoes were reported throughout the collar counties and 291 reposts of severe weather were filed by midnight to the NOAA's Storm Prediction Center.

Meanwhile, the most stunning storm-related story from yesterday was that of Helen Miller, who was driving her Smart car through Lindenhurst yesterday when an oak tree branch crashed down on the car, partially impaling Miller. After Doctors removed the part of the tree that impaled Miller, she asked to keep it for an art project.