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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
549 PM CDT Tue Aug 15 2017

ILZ029-031-036>038-041>046-160100-
Peoria-Woodford-Fulton-Tazewell-McLean-Mason-Logan-De Witt-Piatt-
Champaign-Vermilion-
Including the cities of Peoria, Eureka, Canton, Pekin,
Bloomington, Normal, Havana, Lincoln, Clinton, Monticello,
Champaign, Urbana, and Danville
549 PM CDT Tue Aug 15 2017

...FUNNEL CLOUDS SIGHTED OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

Atmospheric conditions exist today across portions of central Illinois
that favor the possible formation of weak circulations on a pre-
existing boundary. Some of these circulations are occurring
underneath developing showers and thunderstorms, where a funnel
cloud may develop. Once the rain begins, the funnel cloud
dissipates.

Low hanging clouds can also appear to dip up and down at times, but
they will not show signs of any rapid rotation. An actual funnel
cloud will exhibit spinning in a counter-clockwise direction.

In rare instances, these funnels may briefly touch down. Stay alert
and be prepared to move to a safe shelter if a funnel cloud approaches
the ground.

$$

Bak



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