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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
608 PM CDT SAT SEP 9 2006

ILZ031-037-038-043>046-055>057-100115-
WOODFORD-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN-DE WITT-PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-VERMILION-
DOUGLAS-COLES-EDGAR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BLOOMINGTON...NORMAL...CHAMPAIGN...
URBANA...DANVILLE...CHARLESTON...MATTOON
608 PM CDT SAT SEP 9 2006

...FUNNEL CLOUDS SIGHTED OVER SOUTHEAST CHAMPAIGN COUNTY...

THE CHAMPAIGN COUNTY ESDA REPORTED SOME SIGHTINGS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS
NEAR SIDNEY...OR ABOUT 8 MILES SOUTH OF CHAMPAIGN.

ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS EXIST THIS EVENING ACROSS A PORTION OF
CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS THAT FAVORS THE POSSIBLE
FORMATION OF WEAK CIRCULATIONS ON A PRE-EXISTING BOUNDARY. SOME OF
THESE CIRCULATIONS ARE OCCURRING UNDERNEATH DEVELOPING SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...WHERE A FUNNEL CLOUD MAY DEVELOP. ONCE THE RAIN
BEGINS...THE FUNNEL CLOUD DISSIPATES.

LOW HANGING CLOUDS CAN ALSO APPEAR TO DIP UP AND DOWN AT TIMES...BUT
THEY WILL NOT SHOW SIGNS OF ANY RAPID ROTATION. AN ACTUAL FUNNEL
CLOUD WILL EXHIBIT SPINNING IN A COUNTER-CLOCKWISE DIRECTION.

IN RARE INSTANCES THESE FUNNELS MAY BRIEFLY TOUCHDOWN. STAY ALERT
AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO A SAFE SHELTER IF A FUNNEL CLOUD APPROACHES
THE GROUND.

$$
SMITH
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