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Active Weather Alerts: Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
332 PM CDT THU AUG 9 2012

The National Weather Service in chicago has issued a

* severe thunderstorm warning for...
  south central la salle county in north central illinois...
  southern livingston county in central illinois...

* until 445 PM CDT

* at 330 PM CDT, National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a
  severe thunderstorm capable of producing half dollar size hail...
  and destructive winds in excess of 70 mph.  this storm was located
  near toluca, or 14 miles east of lacon, and moving southeast at
  25 mph.

* locations affected include...
  pontiac, fairbury, flanagan, forrest, rutland, dana and long
  point.

i-55 between mile markers 188 and 199.

precautionary/preparedness actions...

this storm also has exhibited rotation. tornadoes can develop
quickly from severe thunderstorms. although one is not immediately
likely, if a tornado is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of
safety inside a sturdy structure, such as a basement or small
interior room.

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lat, lon 4075 8859 4075 8892 4076 8894 4092 8894
      4093 8905 4111 8906 4111 8905 4073 8833
      4061 8846 4061 8857
time, mot, loc 2031Z 309deg 20kt 4103 8913
wind, hail 70mph 1.25in