Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAINT LOUIS MO
704 PM CDT TUE JUL 26 2016

MOZ061-270115-
SAINT CHARLES MO-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...SAINT CHARLES
704 PM CDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...FUNNEL CLOUDS SIGHTED OVER ST CHARLES COUNTY...

NUMEROUS SPOTTERS HAVE REPORTED SIGHTINGS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS NEAR
THE ST. PETERS AREA. THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE IN ASSOCIATION WITH
SMALL THUNDERSTORMS NEAR THAT LOCATION. THE LATEST INFORMATION WE
HAVE RECEIVED IS THAT THE FUNNEL CLOUD IS DISSIPATING.

ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS MAY CREATE ADDITIONAL FUNNEL CLOUDS AS
IT MOVES THROUGH THE ST. CHARLES COUNTY AREA THROUGH 800 PM.

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS EXIST 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 USUALLY 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.

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TILLY


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