Special Weather Statement issued August 8 at 3:30PM CDT by NWS Lincoln IL

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At 330 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Bloomington, moving northeast at 25 mph.

HAZARD…Winds in excess of 40 mph and half inch hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
unsecured objects. Minor damage to outdoor objects is
possible.

This strong thunderstorm will be near…
Bloomington around 335 PM CDT.
Downs around 340 PM CDT.
Normal around 350 PM CDT.

Other locations in the path of this storm include Hudson.

This includes the following highways…
Interstate 39 between mile markers 0 and 5.
Interstate 55 between mile markers 150 and 169.
Interstate 74 between mile markers 126 and 140.
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

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