Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Central Illinois

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
000
WWUS83 KILX 252314
SPSILX

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
614 PM CDT MON JUL 25 2016

ILZ043>046-053>057-260100-
DE WITT-PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-VERMILION-MACON-MOULTRIE-DOUGLAS-COLES-
EDGAR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLINTON...MONTICELLO...CHAMPAIGN...
URBANA...DANVILLE...DECATUR...SULLIVAN...TUSCOLA...CHARLESTON...
MATTOON...PARIS
614 PM CDT MON JUL 25 2016

...FUNNEL CLOUDS SIGHTED OVER EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS LATE THIS
AFTERNOON...

AT 610 PM CDT...THE CHAMPAIGN EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTED A PUBLIC
SIGHTING OF A FUNNEL CLOUD NEAR SAINT JOSEPH IN EASTERN CHAMPAIGN
COUNTY ALONG THE INTERSTATE 74 CORRIDOR.

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

$$

SMITH



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.