Ravens-Bears game delayed due to storm

The Ravens-Bears game was delayed with 4:51 left in the first quarter due to tornado warnings at Soldier Field. Fans were told to head into covered areas underneath the stadium. The game was temporarily suspended, with the Ravens leading 10-0. There was no immediate word on when play would resume, but both teams returned to the locker room, as dark clouds moved swiftly overhead.

Wind was picking up and swirling in the stadium and the forecast called for inclement weather in the area for at least another hour, if not longer. 

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Water rushes down the stadium stairs as fans take shelter out of the severe weather during an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (Adam Wolffbrandt/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
Water rushes down the stadium stairs as fans take shelter out of the severe weather during an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (Adam Wolffbrandt/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
Water rushes down the stadium stairs as fans take shelter out of the severe weather during an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (Adam Wolffbrandt/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
Soldier Field's ground crew prepares the field to resume play after a severe storm blew through the area and suspended play during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Soldier Field's ground crew prepares the field to resume play after a severe storm blew through the area and suspended play during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago
Soldier Field's ground crew prepares the field to resume play after a severe storm blew through the area and suspended play during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Baltimore Ravens players take the field to resume play after a severe storm blew through Soldier Field and suspended play in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Baltimore Ravens players take the field to resume play after a severe storm blew through Soldier Field and suspended play in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago
Baltimore Ravens players take the field to resume play after a severe storm blew through Soldier Field and suspended play in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Grounds keepers prepare the field to resume play after a severe storm blew through Soldier Field and suspended play during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Grounds keepers prepare the field to resume play after a severe storm blew through Soldier Field and suspended play during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago
Grounds keepers prepare the field to resume play after a severe storm blew through Soldier Field and suspended play during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
<p class="regdt">Baltimore Ravens players leave the field as play was suspended for a severe thunderstorm blowing through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)</p>
Baltimore Ravens players leave the field as play was suspended for a severe thunderstorm blowing through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Baltimore Ravens players leave the field as play was suspended for a severe thunderstorm blowing through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) watches the severe storm passing through the area from inside the tunnel with Torrey Smith and Tyrod Taylor (2) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) watches the severe storm passing through the area from inside the tunnel with Torrey Smith and Tyrod Taylor (2) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) watches the severe storm passing through the area from inside the tunnel with Torrey Smith and Tyrod Taylor (2) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans wait out a weather delay of a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, center, watches the severe storm passing through over Soldier Field from the tunnel during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, center, watches the severe storm passing through over Soldier Field from the tunnel during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, center, watches the severe storm passing through over Soldier Field from the tunnel during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game
Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
<p class="regdt">Heavy rain falls as play was suspended during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)</p>
Heavy rain falls as play was suspended during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Heavy rain falls as play was suspended during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game
Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Fans seek shelter in the concourse area at Soldier Field as a severe storm blows through the area during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
<p class="regdt">Fans are advised to leave the stadium as severe weather passes over Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)</p>
Fans are advised to leave the stadium as severe weather passes over Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Fans are advised to leave the stadium as severe weather passes over Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Referees confer on a suspention of the game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens due to weather at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Referees confer on a suspention of the game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens due to weather at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Referees confer on a suspention of the game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens due to weather at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
<p class="regdt">Fans are warned to take cover as a severe storm moves through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)</p>
Fans are warned to take cover as a severe storm moves through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Fans are warned to take cover as a severe storm moves through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Fans begin to leave their seats as a severe storm blows through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Fans begin to leave their seats as a severe storm blows through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Fans begin to leave their seats as a severe storm blows through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. Play was suspended in the game. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Soldier Field groundskeepers line up against the wall and a few Chicago Bears fans watch as players warm up before an NFL football against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Soldier Field groundskeepers line up against the wall and a few Chicago Bears fans watch as players warm up before an NFL football against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago
Soldier Field groundskeepers line up against the wall and a few Chicago Bears fans watch as players warm up before an NFL football against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Fans evacuate the ste stadium bowl due to weather during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans evacuate the ste stadium bowl due to weather during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans evacuate the ste stadium bowl due to weather during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Fans are warned to take cover as a severe storm moves through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Fans are warned to take cover as a severe storm moves through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago
Fans are warned to take cover as a severe storm moves through Soldier Field during the first half of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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