Special Weather Statement

Published 07/26 2016 07:41PM

Updated 07/26 2016 07:56PM

Issued at: 07/26/2016 7:32:00 PM CDT
Expires on: 07/26/2016 8:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Bureau ILZ017-018-270100- PUTNAM-BUREAU- 732 PM CDT TUE JUL 26 2016 ...FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE FOR SOUTHEASTERN BUREAU AND PUTNAM COUNTIES... AT 726 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR SHOWED A FEW SHOWERS EXTENDING FROM WEST OF SPRING VALLEY TO WEST OF MCNABB. THE SHOWERS WERE DRIFTING SLOWLY WEST AT AROUND 5 MPH. ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE FORMATION OF FUNNEL CLOUDS WITH THESE SHOWERS. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS IN LASALLE COUNTY IN ILLINOIS HAVE PRODUCED SEVERAL REPORTS OF A FUNNEL CLOUD FROM SPOTTERS AND STATE POLICE BETWEEN OTTAWA AND UTICA. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... HENNEPIN...SPRING VALLEY...DEPUE...GRANVILLE...LADD...DALZELL... BUREAU JUNCTION...MCNABB...MARK...CHERRY...MALDEN...SEATONVILLE... STANDARD...HOLLOWAYVILLE...OTTVILLE...SPRING VALLEY AIRPORT... FLORID AND COAL HOLLOW. FUNNEL CLOUDS OF THIS NATURE ARE SHORT LIVED AND RARELY TOUCH THE GROUND. HOWEVER...IF YOU NOTICE ONE APPROACHING THE GROUND...MOVE INDOORS TO A PLACE OF SAFETY. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE SITUATION. PLEASE FORWARD REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUD SIGHTINGS TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. LAT...LON 4115 8937 4143 8937 4144 8917 4133 8916 4115 8917 TIME...MOT...LOC 0026Z 073DEG 4KT 4134 8923 $$

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