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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 3:24 PM CDT on March 30, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on March 30, 2017


Severe Thunderstorm Watch 103 remains in effect until 800 PM CDT
for the following locations


IL
. Illinois counties included are

Bond Champaign Christian
Clark Clay Clinton
Coles Crawford Cumberland
De Witt Douglas Edgar
Edwards Effingham Fayette
Franklin Gallatin Hamilton
Hardin Jasper Jefferson
Johnson Lawrence Logan
Macon Marion Massac
Montgomery Moultrie Piatt
Pope Pulaski Richland
Saline Shelby Vermilion
Wabash Washington Wayne
white Williamson




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:35 PM CDT on March 30, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on March 30, 2017


... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch number 103 has been issued by the
National Weather Service for all of southern Illinois, a small
part of southeast Missouri next to the Mississippi River, and The
Purchase area of west Kentucky, eastward to the Land Between The
Lakes. This watch is in effect until 800 PM CDT. The following
safety tips are being provided in the hope that the broadcast
media will frequently broadcast these messages while the watch
affects their area. 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 by radar. If you are in the path of or near
a storm, take immediate actions to protect life and properly.
Follow these safety rules:

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

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.

In Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe shelter.

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 also produces deadly lightning and
very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

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



1235 PM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch number 103 has been issued by the
National Weather Service for all of southern Illinois, a small
part of southeast Missouri next to the Mississippi River, and The
Purchase area of west Kentucky, eastward to the Land Between The
Lakes. This watch is in effect until 800 PM CDT. The following
safety tips are being provided in the hope that the broadcast
media will frequently broadcast these messages while the watch
affects their area. 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 by radar. If you are in the path of or near
a storm, take immediate actions to protect life and properly.
Follow these safety rules:

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

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.

In Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe shelter.

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 also produces deadly lightning and
very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

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


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Alabama - Areal Flood Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement, Areal Flood Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Warning
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Frost Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Fire Weather Warning
Georgia -
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flood Watch , Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Winter Storm Watch
Massachusetts - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Michigan - Areal Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Nevada - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
New York - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
North Dakota - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Tornado Watch , Flood Watch , Special Statement
Oklahoma - Flood Warning
Oregon - Flood Warning , Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
Pennsylvania - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Winter Weather Advisory
South Carolina - Flash Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory
Tennessee - Wind Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert
Utah - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Washington - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Wind Advisory
Wisconsin - Flood Watch
Wyoming - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning , Special Statement
- Small Craft Advisory

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