Sugar Grove Photo Named Weather Service's Best of 2014

Sugar Grove Photo Named Weather Service’s Best of 2014

Congratulations to Jodi Mair!

Her dramatic shelf cloud photo from Sugar Grove, IL, on June 21 is the National Weather Service Chicago’s 2014 Photo of the Year!

In the final round of the contest, which finished yesterday (Monday, Jan. 19, 2015), Mair’s winning photo garnered more than 1,600 likes.

The top five finishers included two photos shot in Kane County.

In second place was Lorraine Mahoney’s incredible capture from Geneva IL of the April 15 lunar eclipse.

In third place with almost 1,000 likes was Barry Butler’s “shocking” lightning display over Chicago taken on June 30.

Here are the top five finishers, according to the US National Weather Service Chicago Illinois Facebook page.

No 1 — Jodi Mair, Sugar Grove, IL

Kane County Weather Photo 1


No 2 —Lorraine Mahoney, Geneva, IL

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No. 3 —Barry Butler, Chicago, IL

Weather Photo 4

No. 4 — Jody Mair, Rochelle, IL

Weather Photo 3

No. 5 — Barry Butler, Chicago, IL

Weather Photo 5