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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued: 3:25 AM CDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
northeastern Greene County in southwestern Illinois...
Macoupin County in southwestern Illinois...
northeastern Jersey County in southwestern Illinois...
Montgomery County in south central Illinois...

* until 415 am CDT.

* At 325 am CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Alsey to near Kemper to near Godfrey, moving
east at 50 mph.

Hazard... 70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

Source... radar indicated.

Impact... hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable
           tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to Mobile homes,
           roofs, and outbuildings.

* Locations impacted include...
Litchfield, Hillsboro, Carlinville, Staunton, Virden, Gillespie,
White Hall, Brighton, Girard, Mount Olive, Roodhouse, Bunker Hill,
Benld, Greenfield, Raymond, White Oak, Farmersville, Palmyra,
Taylor Springs and Coffeen.

This includes Interstate 55 in Illinois between exits 41 and 63.

This also includes Beaver Dam State Park and Lake Lou Yaeger.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.


Lat... Lon 3903 8926 3903 8959 3900 8960 3900 9015
      3924 9029 3952 9058 3952 8953 3935 8953
      3923 8940
time... Mot... loc 0825z 270deg 44kt 3951 9044 3926 9023 3900 9016

Hail... 1.00in
wind... 70mph


Carney



Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: 3:35 AM CDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 434 remains in effect until 700 am CDT
for the following locations


IL
. Illinois counties included are

Adams Bond Brown
Calhoun Clinton Fayette
Greene Jersey Macoupin
Madison Marion Monroe
Montgomery Morgan Pike
St. Clair Scott Washington




Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 3:41 PM CDT Jul. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM CDT
Sunday...

* timing... through Sunday evening.

* Heat index values... up to 114 due to temperatures near 100, and
dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* Impacts... the combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress
and illness. The very Young, the elderly, those without air
conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor
activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors
can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures and high humidity will occur. In
addition, nighttime conditions will remain warm and muggy
providing little chance for relief. This combination will create
a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are likely,
especially for those living in un-air conditioned homes or
apartments. People in the warning area are advised to avoid
poorly ventilated areas and prolonged work in the sun. Use air
conditioning in your house or apartment if it is working
correctly. If you do not have air conditioning, keep your house
or apartment well ventilated with fans, and try to spend some
time in an air conditioned environment to give your body a break
from the heat.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Where's baby? Look before you lock! Young children and pets
should never be left unattended in vehicles under any
circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather
when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of
minutes.



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Public Information Statement
Issued: 12:47 AM CDT Jul. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National
Weather Service. In the interest of public safety, the
following safety rules are provided. Public and commercial
broadcast stations serving the affected area are asked to
broadcast these safety measures frequently while the watch is
in effect.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for
the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the
watch area. If you are in the watch area, keep up to date of
the latest weather information. These storms can develop
rapidly so there may be occasions when advance warning is not
possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has
been observed or indicated on radar. If you are in the path
or near the storm, take immediate actions to protect life and
property. Follow these safety rules:

(1) in open country, you should seek shelter and avoid trees
which can be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter,
go to a ditch or culvert but beware of rising water which can
cause flooding.

(2) when indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows
and go to an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using
electrical appliances while the storm is nearby.

(3) in Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe
shelter.

(4) if swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as
quickly as possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch
or larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an
hour or greater. A severe thunderstorm can also produce deadly
lightning and very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.


Britt

1247 am CDT sun Jul 23 2017

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National
Weather Service. In the interest of public safety, the
following safety rules are provided. Public and commercial
broadcast stations serving the affected area are asked to
broadcast these safety measures frequently while the watch is
in effect.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for
the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the
watch area. If you are in the watch area, keep up to date of
the latest weather information. These storms can develop
rapidly so there may be occasions when advance warning is not
possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has
been observed or indicated on radar. If you are in the path
or near the storm, take immediate actions to protect life and
property. Follow these safety rules:

(1) in open country, you should seek shelter and avoid trees
which can be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter,
go to a ditch or culvert but beware of rising water which can
cause flooding.

(2) when indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows
and go to an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using
electrical appliances while the storm is nearby.

(3) in Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe
shelter.

(4) if swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as
quickly as possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch
or larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an
hour or greater. A severe thunderstorm can also produce deadly
lightning and very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.


Britt


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