Special Weather Statement

Published 07/29 2016 01:28PM

Updated 07/29 2016 02:33PM

Issued at: 07/29/2016 1:22:00 PM CDT
Expires on: 07/29/2016 5:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Lee ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019- 292200- WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK- LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD- LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKFORD...BELVIDERE...WOODSTOCK... WAUKEGAN...OREGON...DIXON...DEKALB...AURORA...ELGIN...WHEATON... CHICAGO...OTTAWA...OSWEGO...MORRIS...JOLIET...KANKAKEE... PONTIAC...WATSEKA...PAXTON...GARY...VALPARAISO...MOROCCO... RENSSELAER...FOWLER 122 PM CDT FRI JUL 29 2016 /222 PM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016/ ...FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON... ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISOLATED FUNNEL CLOUDS...ASSOCIATED WITH THE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY OVER PARTS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA. THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS NORMALLY PROTRUDE A FEW HUNDRED FEET DOWNWARD FROM THE PARENT CLOUD...ROTATE OR SPIN LIKE A TOP...AND LAST A FEW MINUTES BEFORE DISSIPATING. THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS RARELY TOUCH THE GROUND AND TYPICALLY DO NOT POSE ANY SORT OF HAZARD. THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS THESE FUNNELS ARE DEVELOPING IN DO NOT SUPPORT STRONG OR DAMAGING TORNADOES. HOWEVER...ON EXTREMELY RARE OCCASSIONS THESE FUNNELS CAN BRIEFLY TOUCH THE GROUND AND PRODUCE MINIMAL IF ANY DAMAGE. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE SITUATION. PLEASE FORWARD REPORTS OF FUNNEL SIGHTINGS TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. $$

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