Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
206 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2016

ILZ030-031-037-038-282200-
MARSHALL-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN-WOODFORD-
206 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2016

...FUNNEL CLOUDS SIGHTED OVER CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

AT 2 PM...THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE REPORTED 2 FUNNEL CLOUDS NEAR
THE DISTRICT 8 HEADQUARTERS IN METAMORA, IN WOODFORD COUNTY.

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS EXIST ACROSS THE AREA TODAY THAT FAVOR THE
POSSIBLE FORMATION OF WEAK CIRCULATIONS...ALONG AN 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.

&&

LAT...LON 4115 8933 4110 8935 4110 8905 4093 8905
      4092 8893 4075 8893 4075 8858 4062 8858
      4061 8846 4028 8846 4028 8901 4059 8902
      4062 8963 4068 8961 4071 8955 4078 8956
      4094 8945 4097 8945 4098 8948 4115 8940
$$

GEELHART



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