Strong and potentially severe thunderstorms approaching north-central Illinois, including the Rockford area and areas west of the I-39 corridor

Weather

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE
521 PM CDT TUE AUG 10 2021

ILZ003-008-010-102315-
WINNEBAGO IL-OGLE IL-LEE IL-
521 PM CDT TUE AUG 10 2021

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF LEE, OGLE AND
WINNEBAGO COUNTIES THROUGH 615 PM CDT...

AT 520 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG 
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR GALENA TO TAMPICO. ADDITIONAL SCATTERED 
STRONG STORMS WERE DEVELOPING JUST SOUTHWEST OF THE ROCKFORD METRO.
MOVEMENT WAS NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. ADDITIONAL ORGANIZED STRONGER 
STORMS, POTENTIALLY REACHING SEVERE LIMITS, WILL LIKELY MOVE INTO 
THIS AREA AFTER 6 TO 630 PM.

HAZARD...WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AND PENNY SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...GUSTY WINDS COULD KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOW AROUND 
         UNSECURED OBJECTS. MINOR DAMAGE TO OUTDOOR OBJECTS IS 
         POSSIBLE.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ROCKFORD, BELOIT, LOVES PARK, MACHESNEY PARK, DIXON, ROSCOE,
ROCHELLE, SOUTH BELOIT, ROCKTON, BYRON, OREGON, MOUNT MORRIS, AMBOY,
POLO, ROCKFORD AIRPORT, CHERRY VALLEY, WINNEBAGO, DAVIS JUNCTION,
PECATONICA AND FORRESTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IF OUTDOORS, CONSIDER SEEKING SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING. 

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR
NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS.

&&

LAT...LON 4250 8894 4189 8894 4158 8924 4158 8963
      4193 8963 4193 8969 4220 8969 4220 8940
      4250 8940
TIME...MOT...LOC 2220Z 234DEG 37KT 4219 9018 4154 8972 

MAX HAIL SIZE...0.75 IN
MAX WIND GUST...40 MPH

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