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Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: 11:05 AM CST Nov. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service


The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch
516 in effect until 5 PM CST this afternoon for the following
areas

In Illinois this watch includes 19 counties

In southeast Illinois

Edwards

In southern Illinois

Alexander Franklin Gallatin
Hamilton Hardin Jackson
Jefferson Johnson Massac
Perry Pope Pulaski
Saline Union Wabash
Wayne white Williamson

In Indiana this watch includes 6 counties

In southwest Indiana

Posey

In southwest Indiana

Gibson Pike Spencer
Vanderburgh Warrick

In Kentucky this watch includes 22 counties

In western Kentucky

Ballard Caldwell Calloway
Carlisle Christian Crittenden
Daviess Fulton Graves
Henderson Hickman Hopkins
Livingston Lyon Marshall
McCracken McLean Muhlenberg
Todd Trigg Union
Webster

In Missouri this watch includes 11 counties

In southeast Missouri

Bollinger Butler Cape Girardeau
Carter Mississippi New Madrid
Perry Ripley Scott
Stoddard Wayne

This includes the cities of Albion, Bardwell, Benton, Bloomfield,
Boonville, Cadiz, Cairo, Calhoun, Cape Girardeau, Carbondale,
Carmi, Charleston, Clinton, Dixon, Doniphan, Eddyville,
Elizabethtown, Elkton, Evansville, Fairfield, Fort Branch,
Golconda, Grayville, Greenville, Harrisburg, Henderson, Herrin,
Hickman, Hopkinsville, Jackson, Jonesboro, Madisonville,
Marble Hill, Marion, Mayfield, McLeansboro, Metropolis,
Morganfield, Mound City, Mount Carmel, Mount Vernon, Murphysboro,
Murray, New Madrid, Owensboro, Paducah, Perryville, Petersburg,
Piedmont, Pinckneyville, Poplar Bluff, Poseyville, Princeton,
Rockport, Shawneetown, Sikeston, Smithland, Van Buren, Vienna,
West Frankfort, West Salem, and Wickliffe.



Wind Advisory
Issued: 2:32 AM CST Nov. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory now in effect from 6 am this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening...

* timing... gusty southerly winds will increase from mid to late
morning as a cold front arrives. In the wake of the front, even
stronger wind gusts from the northwest can be expected through
the afternoon.

* Winds... peak wind gusts will be 40 to 45 mph, especially in the
afternoon.

* Impacts... minor damage is possible along with more difficult
driving conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are expected to
reach 30 mph or greater for longer than one hour... or wind gusts
are expected to reach 40 mph for any duration.





Special Statement
Issued: 10:45 AM CST Nov. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winds 40 mph to locally 45 mph expected through 200 PM CST...

A band of winds, with gusts of 40 to 45 mph, and possibly up to 50
mph are expected to develop quickly along and ahead of a line of
storms currently working through western sections of southeast
Missouri.

These strong winds will be ahead of a line of showers and
thunderstorms that are expected to develop and move through Carter
and Ripley counties through 1130 am CST, reaching western Perry
County Missouri by 1130 am CST. The line of storms will likely
move near a Perryville to Poplar Bluff Missouri line by noon, and
a Marion Illinois to Sikeston Missouri line by 1 PM CST.

Although the storms were moving east around 40 mph at this time,
the storms may accelerate even faster as they move through the
remainder of southeast Missouri into southwest Illinois.

Damaging winds, hail, and the potential for an isolated brief
tornado may be possible with the line of storms. Higher wind gusts
will be likely with any showers and thunderstorms.

If you have any loose outdoor objects that may cause damage, bring
them indoors. Travelers driving high profile vehicles will likely
experience some difficulty in controlling their vehicle due to
high winds.


1045 am CST Sat Nov 18 2017

... Winds 40 mph to locally 45 mph expected through 200 PM CST...

A band of winds, with gusts of 40 to 45 mph, and possibly up to 50
mph are expected to develop quickly along and ahead of a line of
storms currently working through western sections of southeast
Missouri.

These strong winds will be ahead of a line of showers and
thunderstorms that are expected to develop and move through Carter
and Ripley counties through 1130 am CST, reaching western Perry
County Missouri by 1130 am CST. The line of storms will likely
move near a Perryville to Poplar Bluff Missouri line by noon, and
a Marion Illinois to Sikeston Missouri line by 1 PM CST.

Although the storms were moving east around 40 mph at this time,
the storms may accelerate even faster as they move through the
remainder of southeast Missouri into southwest Illinois.

Damaging winds, hail, and the potential for an isolated brief
tornado may be possible with the line of storms. Higher wind gusts
will be likely with any showers and thunderstorms.

If you have any loose outdoor objects that may cause damage, bring
them indoors. Travelers driving high profile vehicles will likely
experience some difficulty in controlling their vehicle due to
high winds.



Smith

Public Information Statement
Issued: 11:09 AM CST Nov. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Public information statement...

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National
Weather Service for the entire quad state area . This watch number
516 is in effect until 5 PM CST . 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... .safety rules for severe
thunderstorms...




1109 am CST Sat Nov 18 2017

... Public information statement...

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National
Weather Service for the entire quad state area . This watch number
516 is in effect until 5 PM CST . 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... .safety rules for severe
thunderstorms...



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