Tornado Warning For Stephenson County



 

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR OGLE…WESTERN LEE AND WESTERN
WINNEBAGO COUNTIES UNTIL 915 PM CDT…

At 840 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Pecatonica to near Rock Falls to near
Tampico. Movement was northeast at 25 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Dixon, Oregon, Mount Morris, Walton, Byron, Winnebago, Polo,
Pecatonica, Forreston, Durand, Franklin Grove, Lake Summerset, Leaf
River, Nelson, Harmon and Adeline.

Including the following interstate…
I-88 between mile markers 45 and 63.

This includes… Castle Rock State Park, Lowden State Park, Ogle
County Fairgrounds, Sauk Valley College, White Pines State Park, and
Winnebago County Fairgrounds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

 


UPDATE:     NWS has let the warning expire.

The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer appears capable of producing a tornado. Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire. However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm.

Stockton FD: If any of you are getting tornado warnings on your cell, this is due to a funnel cloud being spotted near Lena heading east. To our knowledge our district is in no danger at this time.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Tornado Warning
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA/IL
827 PM CDT THU AUG 16 2018

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
  Central Stephenson County in northwestern Illinois...

* Until 845 PM CDT.

* At 826 PM CDT, a confirmed tornado was located near Lena, or near
  Freeport, moving northeast at 15 mph.

  HAZARD...Damaging tornado.

  SOURCE...Law enforcement confirmed tornado.

  IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree
           damage is likely.

* The tornado will be near...
  Freeport around 835 PM CDT.
  Cedarville around 845 PM CDT.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Eleroy, Scioto Mills, Red Oak, Dakota Dornink Airport, Damascus,
Buena Vista, Mc Connell and Bolton.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a
basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy
building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in
a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect
yourself from flying debris.