Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
719 PM CDT TUE JUL 26 2016

ILZ019-021-032-270130-
LA SALLE-GRUNDY-LIVINGSTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OTTAWA...MORRIS...PONTIAC
719 PM CDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE THROUGH EARLY EVENING...

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
ISOLATED FUNNEL CLOUDS...ASSOCIATED WITH ISOLATED SHOWER ACTIVITY
OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80. THESE
FUNNEL CLOUDS NORMALLY PROTRUDE A FEW HUNDRED FEET DOWNWARD FROM
THE PARENT CLOUD...ROTATE OR SPIN LIKE A TOP...AND LAST A FEW
MINUTES BEFORE DISSIPATING.

THESE FUNNEL CLOUDS RARELY TOUCH THE GROUND AND TYPICALLY DO NOT
POSE ANY SORT OF HAZARD. THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS THESE FUNNELS
ARE DEVELOPING IN DO NOT SUPPORT STRONG...DAMAGING TORNADOES.
HOWEVER...ON EXTREMELY RARE OCCASSIONS THESE FUNNELS CAN BRIEFLY
TOUCH THE GROUND AND PRODUCE VERY MINIMAL...IF ANY DAMAGE.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO CLOSELY MONITOR THE
SITUATION. PLEASE FORWARD REPORTS OF FUNNEL SIGHTINGS TO THE
NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR RELAY TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

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RC



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