Danny Neal


About Danny Neal

Danny is a storm chaser from the southside of Chicago and has been chasing since 1998. He has over 100 tornadoes documented as well as numerous other extreme weather events. He routinely teaches and trains others about severe and unusual weather and is considered a great resource for Northern Illinois. Partnered through the Weather Ready Nation program, Danny does a lot of volunteering at the local National Weather Service. He assists with social media and spotter training and couldn't be happier helping out.


Emerging Pattern Change

I hope everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving with friends and/or family. If not, then I hope you enjoyed it in anyway that was suitable for you. Personally my immediate family and I were discussing a pattern change that looks to be taking shape for 2018. This is what we […]

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November 5th, 2017 Final Severe Weather Forecast

Good evening everyone, Danny here with your final forecast before our severe weather develops tomorrow afternoon. I expect the first initial thunderstorms to fire off in the morning along and north of the warm frontal boundary. These thunderstorms will likely not be severe, but could produce some hail. The most […]


November 5th, 2017: Severe Weather Update

Severe weather is still a concern across portions of central and eastern Illinois tomorrow afternoon and evening. Large hail to golf ball size, damaging winds to 70 MPH, and a couple of tornadoes are possible. Below is a broken down threat area based on our latest confidence of the main […]

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November 5th, 2017 Severe Weather Risk

For the most part, 2017 has been an average year for severe weather. Our most prolific outbreak actually occurred back on February 28th when several tornadoes ravaged from the I-80 corridor to the Ohio River and several points in between. This out of season event had several characteristics of an […]


2017 National Weather Service Spotter Training

Spotter training classes cover severe weather hazards including thunderstorms and tornadoes.  This includes the general structure and movement of severe thunderstorms, identification of important storm features, and safety concerns. Additional classes can be added. Please check back for updates. All classes last about 2 hours. They are free and open to the public. […]