UPDATE: UPGRADED TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Winnebago County in north central Illinois…
* Until 1215 AM CDT
* At 1124 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Ridott, or 9
miles east of Freeport, moving northeast at 30 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include…
Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Rockton,
Roscoe, Winnebago, Pecatonica, Durand and Lake Summerset.
This includes… Rock Cut State Park, Rockford Speedway, and
Winnebago County Fairgrounds.
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WINNEBAGO AND NORTHWESTERN BOONE
COUNTIES UNTIL 1215 AM CDT…
At 1119 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Ridott, or 8 miles east of Freeport, moving northeast at 35 mph.
Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
Locations impacted include…
Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Rockton, Roscoe,
Winnebago, Pecatonica, Durand, Caledonia and Lake Summerset.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They will relay your report to the National Weather Service
office in Chicago.
Persons in campgrounds should consider seeking sturdy shelter until
this storm passes.