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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
651 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017 /751 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017/

...Severe Thunderstorm Safety...

Severe thunderstorms pose a threat to life and property. They
produce damaging downburst winds of around 60 mph or greater, and
or large destructive hail, one inch in diameter or greater.
Flooding rains, frequent cloud to ground lightning, and tornadoes
are also possible in severe thunderstorms.

A severe thunderstorm watch means severe thunderstorms are
possible in the next few hours and to be prepared.

A severe thunderstorm warning means a thunderstorm capable of
causing damage and injury has been sighted or detected by radar.
Go indoors and stay away from windows. Heading into the basement
or the lower level is encouraged as some storms have winds as
strong as tornadoes and some can intensify rapidly and produce a


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