Lightning strikes National Weather Service office
By SAM CHARLES Sun-Times Media Wire August 31, 2013 6:35PM
Updated: September 1, 2013 6:41PM
National Weather Service forecasters in Romeoville got a close look Saturday afternoon at the storm they were tracking when lightning struck their office on the campus of Lewis University in the southwest suburb.
It knocked out the weather radar there and limited communication as the storm passed, officials said. The office is the agency’s Chicago-area headquarters.