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Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: 12:24 PM EST Nov. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 516 remains in effect until 600 PM EST
for the following locations


IL
. Illinois counties included are

Alexander Clark Clay
Clinton Coles Crawford
Cumberland Edgar Edwards
Effingham Fayette Franklin
Gallatin Hamilton Hardin
Jackson Jasper Jefferson
Johnson Lawrence Marion
Massac Perry Pope
Pulaski Randolph Richland
Saline Union Wabash
Washington Wayne white
Williamson




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

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 6 am this morning to 9 PM
CST this evening...

* timing... gusty southerly winds will occur ahead of a cold front
this morning. In the wake of the cold frontal passage, even
stronger northwest winds will occur this afternoon and early
this evening.

* Winds... peak wind gusts will be 40 to 45 mph, mainly from mid
afternoon into the early evening hours.

* 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.




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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