102  
WWUS83 KILX 182321  
SPSILX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL  
621 PM CDT SAT AUG 18 2018  
 
ILZ027>031-036>038-041>046-053-055-057-190130-  
KNOX-STARK-PEORIA-MARSHALL-WOODFORD-FULTON-TAZEWELL-MCLEAN-MASON-  
LOGAN-DE WITT-PIATT-CHAMPAIGN-VERMILION-MACON-DOUGLAS-EDGAR-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GALESBURG, TOULON, PEORIA, LACON, EUREKA,  
CANTON, PEKIN, BLOOMINGTON, NORMAL, HAVANA, LINCOLN, CLINTON,  
MONTICELLO, CHAMPAIGN, URBANA, DANVILLE, DECATUR, TUSCOLA,  
AND PARIS  
621 PM CDT SAT AUG 18 2018  
   
..FUNNEL CLOUDS SIGHTED OVER EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
 
 
A COOPERATIVE OBSERVER REPORTED SEVERAL BRIEF FUNNEL CLOUDS  
OCCURRED BETWEEN RANKIN AND PAXTON, NORTHEAST OF CHAMPAIGN,  
AROUND 6 PM.  
 
ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS EXIST TODAY ACROSS CENTRAL AND EAST-CENTRAL  
ILLINOIS THAT FAVOR THE POSSIBLE FORMATION OF WEAK CIRCULATIONS ON  
PRE-EXISTING BOUNDARIES. SOME OF THESE CIRCULATIONS ARE OCCURRING  
UNDERNEATH DEVELOPING SHOWERS, 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 TOUCH DOWN. STAY ALERT  
AND BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO A SAFE SHELTER IF A FUNNEL CLOUD APPROACHES  
THE GROUND.  
 

 
 
SHIMON  
 
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