Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Published 07/23 2016 08:09PM

Updated 07/23 2016 08:09PM

Issued at: 07/23/2016 8:07:00 PM CDT
Expires on: 07/23/2016 9:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Lee ILC103-141-240200- /O.NEW.KLOT.SV.W.0080.160724T0107Z-160724T0200Z/ BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL 807 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... OGLE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS... LEE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS... * UNTIL 900 PM CDT * AT 805 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR MOUNT MORRIS TO 7 MILES SOUTH OF DIXON... MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS...SIDING...AND TREES. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... DIXON...ROCHELLE...OREGON...MOUNT MORRIS...BYRON...AMBOY...HILLCREST... STILLMAN VALLEY...FRANKLIN GROVE...ASHTON...PAW PAW...DAVIS JUNCTION... CRESTON...LEAF RIVER...LEE...COMPTON...STEWARD...WEST BROOKLYN AND ADELINE. INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES... I-39 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 80 AND 114. I-88 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 51 AND 82. THIS INCLUDES... CASTLE ROCK STATE PARK...LEE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS... LOWDEN STATE PARK...OGLE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS...AND WHITE PINES STATE PARK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMAIN ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO! TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU SPOT A TORNADO GO AT ONCE INTO THE BASEMENT OR SMALL CENTRAL ROOM IN A STURDY STRUCTURE. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. INTENSE THUNDERSTORM LINES CAN PRODUCE BRIEF TORNADOES AND WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE. ALTHOUGH A TORNADO IS NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...IT IS BEST TO MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. THESE STORMS MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY AND SIGNIFICANT PROPERTY DAMAGE. DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING ARE OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. && LAT...LON 4217 8954 4216 8917 4215 8917 4215 8894 4163 8894 4177 8953 TIME...MOT...LOC 0105Z 286DEG 30KT 4208 8943 4192 8943 4176 8947 TORNADO...POSSIBLE HAIL...1.00IN WIND...60MPH $$

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