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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Severe weather here a possibility today

  • The Quad-Cities office of the National Weather Service is reporting that severe weather conditions could arise in the western Illinois area this afternoon.
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  • The Quad-Cities office of the National Weather Service is reporting that severe weather conditions could arise in the western Illinois area this afternoon.
    In a forecast issued by the NWS this morning, the possibility of a tornado watch could be included in today's weather reports. That forecast includes the following areas here below. (Please excuse the verbiage being in all capital letters. It came to the Galva News in this format, and press deadlines today disallow re-typing it.)
    Counties affected in today's NWS forecast are:
    WASHINGTON IA-VAN BUREN IA-SCOTT IA-MUSCATINE IA-LOUISA IA-LINN IA-
    LEE IA-KEOKUK IA-JOHNSON IA-JEFFERSON IA-JACKSON IA-IOWA IA-HENRY IA-
    DUBUQUE IA-DES MOINES IA-DELAWARE IA-BENTON IA-BUCHANAN IA-CEDAR IA-
    CLINTON IA-JONES IA-JO DAVIESS IL-HENRY IL-MCDONOUGH IL-MERCER IL-
    PUTNAM IL-ROCK ISLAND IL-STEPHENSON IL-WARREN IL-WHITESIDE IL-
    BUREAU IL-CARROLL IL-HENDERSON IL-HANCOCK IL-
    The forecast is:
    HIGH RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER ACROSS EASTERN IOWA AND NORTHWEST
    ILLINOIS THIS AFTERNOON.
    INGREDIENTS ARE COMING TOGETHER SUPPORTING A HIGH THREAT FOR SEVERE
    THUNDERSTORMS WITH DAMAGING WINDS...LARGE HAIL AND TORNADOES OVER
    MUCH OF EASTERN IOWA...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST ILLINOIS THIS
    AFTERNOON.
    SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BETWEEN NOON AND 3
    PM OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN IOWA AND NORTHWEST ILLINOIS. THESE
    STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WINDS OVER 70 MPH...LARGE HAIL
    AND TORNADOES...WITH MOVEMENT TO THE EAST AROUND 40 TO 50 MPH.
    INDIVIDUAL STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO ORGANIZE INTO A LINE OF STORMS
    WITH WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WIND AS THEY EXIT EAST ACROSS
    NORTHERN ILLINOIS FROM MID TO LATE AFTERNOON.
    A TORNADO WATCH WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED FOR THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON.
    WHILE THE THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT IMMINENT...THIS IS A
    POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION AND YOU SHOULD MAKE PLANS FOR WHERE
    YOU WILL TAKE SHELTER IF WARNINGS ARE ISSUED. CLOSELY MONITOR NOAA
    WEATHER RADIO OR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLOOKS FOR FURTHER UPDATES AND
    WARNINGS.
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