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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 12:32 PM CDT on May 20, 2018

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on May 20, 2018



The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch
110 in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening for the following areas

In Illinois this watch includes 15 counties

In southern Illinois

Alexander Franklin Gallatin
Hamilton Hardin Jackson
Johnson Massac Perry
Pope Pulaski Saline
Union white Williamson

In Indiana this watch includes 3 counties

In southwest Indiana

Posey

In southwest Indiana

Vanderburgh Warrick

In Kentucky this watch includes 17 counties

In western Kentucky

Ballard Caldwell Calloway
Carlisle Crittenden Fulton
Graves Henderson Hickman
Hopkins Livingston Lyon
Marshall McCracken Trigg
Union Webster

In Missouri this watch includes 6 counties

In southeast Missouri

Butler Cape Girardeau Mississippi
New Madrid Scott Stoddard

This includes the cities of Bardwell, Benton, Bloomfield,
Boonville, Cadiz, Cairo, Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Carmi,
Charleston, Clinton, Dixon, Eddyville, Elizabethtown, Evansville,
Golconda, Harrisburg, Henderson, Herrin, Hickman, Jackson,
Jonesboro, Madisonville, Marion, Mayfield, McLeansboro,
Metropolis, Morganfield, Mound City, Murphysboro, Murray,
New Madrid, Paducah, Pinckneyville, Poplar Bluff, Poseyville,
Princeton, Shawneetown, Sikeston, Smithland, Vienna,
West Frankfort, and Wickliffe.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:37 PM CDT on May 20, 2018

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on May 20, 2018


... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch number 110 has been issued by the
National Weather Service for most of southeast Missouri, southern
Illinois, southwest Indiana, and west Kentucky. This watch is in
effect until 8 PM CDT. The following safety tips are being
provided in the hope that the broadcast media will frequently
broadcast these messages while the watch affects their area. A
Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for the
development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. If you are in the watch area, keep up to date of the latest
weather information. These storms can develop rapidly, so there
may be occasions when advance warning is not possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has been
observed or indicated by radar. If you are in the path of or near
a storm, take immediate actions to protect life and properly.
Follow these safety rules:

In open country, you should seek shelter and avoid tall trees
which be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter, go to a
ditch or culvert, but be aware of rising water which can cause
flooding.

When indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows and go to
an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using electrical
appliances while the storm is nearby.

In Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe shelter.

If swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as quickly as
possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch or
larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an hour or
greater. A severe thunderstorm also produces deadly lightning and
very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm, there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.



1237 PM CDT sun may 20 2018

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch number 110 has been issued by the
National Weather Service for most of southeast Missouri, southern
Illinois, southwest Indiana, and west Kentucky. This watch is in
effect until 8 PM CDT. The following safety tips are being
provided in the hope that the broadcast media will frequently
broadcast these messages while the watch affects their area. A
Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for the
development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. If you are in the watch area, keep up to date of the latest
weather information. These storms can develop rapidly, so there
may be occasions when advance warning is not possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has been
observed or indicated by radar. If you are in the path of or near
a storm, take immediate actions to protect life and properly.
Follow these safety rules:

In open country, you should seek shelter and avoid tall trees
which be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter, go to a
ditch or culvert, but be aware of rising water which can cause
flooding.

When indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows and go to
an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using electrical
appliances while the storm is nearby.

In Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe shelter.

If swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as quickly as
possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch or
larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an hour or
greater. A severe thunderstorm also produces deadly lightning and
very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm, there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.




Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Special Statement
Alaska -
Arizona - Fire Weather Watch
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Record Report
California - Air Quality Alert
Colorado -
Delaware - Areal Flood Warning , Record Report
District of Columbia - Coastal Flood Warning
Florida - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Georgia - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Hawaii - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch
Illinois - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning
Kansas - Areal Flood Warning
Kentucky - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Public Information Statement
Louisiana -
Maryland - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Frost Advisory
Mississippi - Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Missouri - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Montana - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
Nebraska - Flood Warning
Nevada - Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
New Mexico -
New York - Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Flood Warning
Oregon - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Tennessee - Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Texas - Tropical Storm Warning , Storm Surge Watch, Tropical Storm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Vermont - Special Statement
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory
Washington - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning
West Virginia - Flood Warning
Wisconsin - Flood Warning

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