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Lightning strikes National Weather Service office

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.



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