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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Lincoln IL
352 PM CDT Wed Sep 13 2017

ILZ044>046-054>057-061>063-066>068-071>073-132300-
Piatt-Champaign-Vermilion-Moultrie-Douglas-Coles-Edgar-Shelby-
Cumberland-Clark-Effingham-Jasper-Crawford-Clay-Richland-Lawrence-
Including the cities of Monticello, Champaign, Urbana, Danville,
Sullivan, Tuscola, Charleston, Mattoon, Paris, Shelbyville,
Greenup, Marshall, Effingham, Newton, Robinson, Flora, Olney,
and Lawrenceville
352 PM CDT Wed Sep 13 2017

...COLD AIR FUNNELS SIGHTED OVER EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

Atmospheric conditions exist across east-central and southeast
Illinois that favor the formation of the phenomenon called cold
air funnels. Cold air funnels are normally not associated with
thunderstorms. They form out of the bottom of clouds, spin, and
dip down to within several hundred feet of the ground.

The cold air funnels may last for several minutes, occur a number of
times during the afternoon, and remain in the same general area. They
normally dissipate completely toward sunset.

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

$$

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