Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1056 AM CDT TUE MAY 31 2016

ILZ003-008-010-011-019-311645-
OGLE IL-LEE IL-WINNEBAGO IL-LA SALLE IL-DE KALB IL-
1056 AM CDT TUE MAY 31 2016

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS UNTIL
1145 AM CDT...

AT 1050 AM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR 15 MILES WEST OF
ROCKFORD TO FRANKLIN GROVE TO NEAR UTICA...AND MOVING NORTH AT 30
MPH. IN ADVANCE OF THESE STORMS IS A GUST FRONT...ACCOMPANIED BY A
SHELF CLOUD. AS THIS PASSES THE WIND GUSTS SHARPLY INCREASE TO 35
MPH OR HIGHER.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 MPH...BRIEF TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS...AND PEA
SIZE HAIL WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCKFORD...            BELOIT...              LOVES PARK...
MACHESNEY PARK...      OTTAWA...              DIXON...
PERU...                ROCHELLE...            ROCKTON...
MENDOTA...             MARSEILLES...          OGLESBY...
OREGON...              MOUNT MORRIS...        SENECA...
SERENA...              SHABBONA...            ROCKFORD AIRPORT...
LA SALLE...            WALTON...


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

&&

LAT...LON 4250 8905 4215 8894 4215 8892 4125 8859
      4129 8916 4158 8917 4159 8963 4193 8963
      4193 8969 4220 8969 4220 8940 4250 8940
TIME...MOT...LOC 1550Z 185DEG 25KT 4224 8941 4185 8933 4132 8896

$$

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