Breaking News: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the city of Chicago until 3:00 PM CT today. Winds as high as 50 miles per hour, hail as large as two inches in diameter, and dangerous lightning are expected to impact the city. In addition, flash flooding and power outages are also possible due to the storm’s unpredictable nature. Stay tuned to local news outlets for further updates and information on the latest severe weather conditions in Chicago…
Severe thunderstorm warning
Warnings are in effect for several counties in Indiana due to dangerous thunderstorms. According to reports, a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Boone, Hamilton, and Marion Counties until 7 p.m. Indiana State Police say there have been reports of large hail in some parts of Hamilton County and damage to trees throughout Boone County. So far, no injuries have been reported as a result of these storms. Residents should move away from windows while sheltering in place if they don’t have an underground shelter or safe room available at home.
Avoid parking under tall trees or other potential sources of debris since they can be easily uprooted by strong winds.
Tornadoes are spawned from severe thunderstorms, which can create a variety of hazards including damaging winds, hail, and flash flooding.
Unlike severe thunderstorm warnings, tornado watches have no fixed time limit; they simply remain in effect until meteorologists believe a tornado is highly unlikely. If you live in an area affected by severe weather or if you’re frequently struck by tornadoes—and even if you aren’t—it’s important to keep track of watch and warning notifications during any given year.
Warning until 8 pm
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for counties _____. Heavy winds and torrential rain are possible with some of these storms, as well as small hail. If you are outside when a warning is issued, seek shelter immediately. Make sure to stay away from windows and doors during thunderstorms. Protect yourself by wearing proper clothing and using an umbrella or raincoat if possible. Stay tuned to your local news station for more updates on this developing situation.
Dangerous weather alert
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Severe thunderstorm warning for (location). The storm is approaching quickly and can pose a danger to people in its path. Anyone in affected areas should take shelter immediately. The NWS says that damaging winds, flooding rains, large hail, and tornadoes are all possible within striking distance of an existing thunderstorm.
Widespread, severe storms are moving across the area
The weather service said a severe thunderstorm capable of producing tornadoes was located near Folkston in Marshall County and moving east at 20 mph. The storm could become stationary for an extended period of time, bringing wind gusts up to 70 mph, quarter-size hail, and frequent lightning.
Any mobile homes or recreational vehicles in parks should be moved to safer locations immediately, a weather service alert said. Residents should have their flashlights, radios, and batteries ready in case they lose power during heavy rain. Warnings are issued when conditions are favorable for severe storms to form—thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds that are often accompanied by tornadoes.
Take cover now!
When severe weather strikes, you should always seek immediate shelter. A strong tornado can rip a house or build apart, turning even large structures into dangerous debris that can strike those who have taken shelter. A vehicle is also not an adequate place to take cover from a tornado—in fact, it’s one of the worst places to hide. If you’re in a car and there’s no sturdy building nearby, get out of your car and lie down in a ditch if possible.
If you’re driving when sudden tornadic activity hits, stay inside your vehicle with your seatbelt on until it has passed, or try to drive out of its path as quickly as possible; never try to outrun a tornado on foot.