Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

Updated: multiple weather advisories issued for East Central Illinois

7:25 p.m. From the National Weather Service

718 PM CDT MON APR 28 2014

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWESTERN DOUGLAS
COUNTY UNTIL 730 PM CDT...

AT 715 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO
WAS LOCATED NEAR ARTHUR...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD...TORNADO AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.

IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE
TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS
LIKELY.

THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
TUSCOLA AROUND 730 PM CDT.

INTERSTATE 57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 210 AND 212.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

 

6:35 p.m. New from the National Weather Service

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LINCOLN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHWESTERN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHWESTERN COLES COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
WESTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
NORTHEASTERN MACON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
MOULTRIE COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
PIATT COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
CENTRAL SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 627 PM CDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM OREANA TO LOVINGTON TO SHELBYVILLE...AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
SULLIVAN...MONTICELLO...TUSCOLA...ARGENTA...LOVINGTON...HAMMOND...
BEMENT...ALLENVILLE...ATWOOD...DE LAND...ARTHUR...WHITE HEATH...
COOKS MILL...SEYMOUR...HUMBOLDT...TOLONO...PESOTUM...ARCOLA...EAGLE
CREEK STATE PARK AND WOLF CREEK STATE PARK.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 57 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 201 AND 229.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 72 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 144 AND 175.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMAIN ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO! TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY
FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU SPOT A TORNADO GO AT ONCE INTO THE
BASEMENT OR SMALL CENTRAL ROOM IN A STURDY STRUCTURE.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

 

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A tornado watch has been issued for DeWitt, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt and Shelby counties until 7 p.m. Monday.

With strong thunderstorms possible on Monday afternoon and evening, you should monitor the conditions and weather advisories and take shelter if conditions worsen.

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