540  
WWUS83 KLOT 200226  
SPSLOT  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL  
926 PM CDT THU JUL 19 2018  
 
ILZ003-008-010-200315-  
WINNEBAGO IL-OGLE IL-LEE IL-  
926 PM CDT THU JUL 19 2018  
   
..SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR OGLE
 
NORTHEASTERN LEE AND  
SOUTHEASTERN WINNEBAGO COUNTIES UNTIL 1015 PM CDT...  
 
AT 924 PM CDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG  
A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR BYRON TO NEAR ASHTON. MOVEMENT WAS EAST  
AT 20 MPH.  
 
DIME SIZE HAIL AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH  
THESE STORMS, ALONG WITH A PERIOD OF HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLY CAUSING  
SOME LOCALIZED FLOODING.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
ROCHELLE, OREGON, MOUNT MORRIS, ROCKFORD AIRPORT, BYRON, HILLCREST,  
STILLMAN VALLEY, FRANKLIN GROVE, ASHTON, DAVIS JUNCTION, CRESTON,  
LEAF RIVER, STEWARD AND NEW MILLFORD.  
 
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES...  
I-39 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 91 AND 117.  
I-88 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 55 AND 82.  
 
THIS INCLUDES... CASTLE ROCK STATE PARK, LOWDEN STATE PARK, AND OGLE  
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.  
 
FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.  
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE  
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4220 8939 4220 8894 4180 8894 4182 8947  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0224Z 247DEG 14KT 4216 8935 4183 8926  
 

 
 
MTF  
 
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