25th Anniversary of the Plainfield Tornado


 On Friday, August 28, 2015, at 3:28 p.m. – when the storm actually hit Plainfield – former Plainfield Mayor Mary Latta read the names of the 29 tornado victims as several area churches toll their bells as part of a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of this life altering tornado.  

Afterwards, well-known television meteorologists Steve Baskerville (WBBM) and Tom Skilling (WGN) and College of DuPage Professor of Meteorology Paul Sirvatka discussed storm chasing, the 1990 tornado’s impact on meteorology and on their careers specifically and storm preparedness and safety tips.