Weather Alerts for Champaign County

Issued by the National Weather Service

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Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Cass - Champaign - Christian - Coles - De Witt - Douglas - Fulton - Knox - Logan - Macon - Marshall - Mason - McLean - Menard - Morgan - Moultrie - Peoria - Piatt - Sangamon - Schuyler - Scott - Shelby - Stark - Tazewell - Vermilion - Woodford
Effective: Fri, 8/17 5:05pm Updated: Friday, 8/17 6:06pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 8/17 6:30pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE ACROSS CENTRAL ILLINOIS THIS AFTERNOON...
Atmospheric conditions exist across the area today that favor the
phenomenon called cold air funnel clouds. Cold air funnels are not
normally associated with thunderstorms. They form out of the bottom
of clouds, spin, and dip down to within several hundred feet off the
ground.
The cold air funnels may last for several minutes, occur a number of
times during the afternoon, and remain in the same general area. They
normally dissipate completely toward sunset.
In rare instances, these funnels may briefly touch down. Stay alert,
and be prepared to move to a safe shelter, if a funnel cloud
approaches the ground.