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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
1111 PM CDT FRI AUG 18 2017

ILZ045-046-190500-
Vermilion-Champaign-
1111 PM CDT FRI AUG 18 2017

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR VERMILION AND NORTHEASTERN
CHAMPAIGN COUNTIES UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT...

At 1110 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Paxton to near Gifford to near St. Joseph.
Movement was east at 35 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Danville, Urbana, Hoopeston, St. Joseph, Westville, Tilton, Catlin,
Oakwood, Rossville, Gifford, Ogden, Potomac, Rankin, Fithian,
Belgium, Muncie, Bismarck, Ludlow, Royal and Henning.

This includes the following highways...
 Interstate 57 between mile markers 256 and 257.
 Interstate 74 near mile marker 184, and between mile markers 188 and
220.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

&&

LAT...LON 4004 8753 4013 8821 4031 8806 4040 8817
      4040 8794 4046 8793 4046 8753 4026 8753
      4025 8752
TIME...MOT...LOC 0410Z 274DEG 29KT 4040 8808 4031 8797 4019 8807

$$

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