Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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From the National Weather Service:

..A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM CDT
FOR CENTRAL MARSHALL...NORTHWESTERN WOODFORD AND NORTHEASTERN PEORIA COUNTIES...

At 403 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Lacon, moving
east at 35 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:
Lacon, Chillicothe, Metamora, Henry, Washburn, Sparland, Cazenovia,
Hopewell, Lake Wildwood, Low Point, Marshall-Putnam County
Fairgrounds and Marshall County Airport.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building. Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature's leading
killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to
be struck by lightning.


sources: Accuweather

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