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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
244 PM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

ILZ042>045-053-282200-
LOGAN-DE WITT-PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-MACON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LINCOLN...CLINTON...MONTICELLO...
CHAMPAIGN...URBANA...DECATUR
244 PM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015

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

NUMEROUS REPORTS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED THIS
AFTERNOON OVER PARTS OF MCLEAN AND DEWITT COUNTIES. THE STORMS AND
OUTFLOW BOUNDARY ASSOCIATED WITH THESE STORMS IS MOVING SOUTHEAST
THROUGH THE AREA. ADDITIONAL FUNNEL CLOUDS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG
THIS OUTFLOW BOUNDARY THIS AFTERNOON.

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS EXIST TODAY ACROSS PARTS OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS
THAT FAVOR THE 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 TOUCHDOWN. STAY ALERT
AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO A SAFE SHELTER IF A FUNNEL CLOUD APPROACHES
THE GROUND.

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AUTEN


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