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4:52 PM CDT on July 29, 2016 (GMT -0500)
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Pressure 29.91 in
Visibility 5.0 miles
Clouds Few 900 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6500 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Heat Index 78 °F
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 84%
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Waning Crescent, 19% visible
SPECI KMDW 292118Z 03010KT 5SM HZ FEW009 BKN065 OVC090 24/21 A2991 RMK AO2 RAE17 P0001 T02390211
Pressure 29.91 in
Visibility 5.0 miles
Clouds Few 900 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6500 ft
Overcast 9000 ft
Heat Index 78 °F
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 84%
Rainfall in
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5:41 AM 8:11 PM
Waning Crescent, 19% visible
SPECI KMDW 292118Z 03010KT 5SM HZ FEW009 BKN065 OVC090 24/21 A2991 RMK AO2 RAE17 P0001 T02390211

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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 4:44 PM CDT Jul. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southeastern Cook County in northeastern Illinois...
Northwestern Lake County in northwestern Indiana...

* until 1045 PM CDT Friday

* at 442 PM CDT... Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms with very
heavy rainfall training over the same areas. This is resulting in
up to 2 inches per hour rainfall amounts. Runoff from this rain
will cause flash flooding into this evening. This could result in
roads becoming impassible due to high water.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Hammond... Gary... Calumet City... Chicago Heights... East Chicago...
Lansing... Blue Island... Munster... Dolton... Park Forest... Alsip...
Matteson... Midlothian... Flossmoor... Lynwood... Glenwood... Posen...
Whiting... Olympia Fields and Burnham.

Including the following interstates...
I-57 between mile markers 340 and 354.
I-80 between mile markers 152 and 155.
I-94 between mile markers 67 and 74.
I-294 between mile markers 67 and 74.
Indiana I-80 between mile markers 1 and 5.
Indiana I-90 between mile markers 1 and 15.

This includes... purdue University Calumet... Windy City
thunderbolts baseball... prairie State College... South Shore rail
cats baseball... and south suburban College.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.


Lat... Lon 4160 8732 4148 8776 4166 8775 4171 8753
      4167 8747 4168 8746 4167 8744 4168 8743
      4167 8742 4165 8744 4164 8743 4162 8732


Birk


401 PM CDT Fri Jul 29 2016

... The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 815 PM CDT for
dupage... northeastern De Kalb... northwestern will... southern Kane and
south central Cook counties...

At 400 PM CDT... Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms continuing to
produce heavy rain over western Kane County. However... the heavy
rain has ended over southern dupage and northern will. In spite of
the heaviest rain ending... runoff from the 2 to 4 inches of rain
will likely continue to cause flash flooding into early this
evening.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Aurora... Naperville... Bolingbrook... Orland Park... Wheaton...
Downers Grove... Elmhurst... Lombard... Carol Stream... Romeoville...
Plainfield... St. Charles... Glen Ellyn... West Chicago... Batavia...
Lockport... Westmont... Homer Glen... Lisle and Villa Park.

Including the following interstates...
I-55 between mile markers 263 and 278.
I-80 near mile marker 142.
I-88 between mile markers 94 and 139.
I-355 between mile markers 4 and 26.

This includes... Argonne National laboratory... northern Illinois
University... benedictine University... College of dupage... DuPage
County Fairgrounds... fermilab... IL math and science Academy... Kane
County cougars ballpark... Morton Arboretum... waubonsee Community
College... and Wheaton College.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.


Lat... Lon 4185 8787 4154 8792 4168 8822 4172 8826
      4193 8881 4205 8880


Birk


Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 3:45 PM CDT Jul. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

... The Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory remains in effect until
645 PM CDT for south central Cook County...

At 342 PM CDT... Doppler radar indicate that scattered thunderstorms
are continuing to produce heavy rain across portions of the advisory
area. This will cause Urban and Small Stream flooding in the
advisory area.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Orland Park... Tinley Park... Oak Lawn... Alsip... Justice... Worth...
Willow Springs... Burbank... Oak Forest... Palos Hills...
Chicago Ridge... Hickory Hills... Crestwood... Countryside...
Indian Head Park... Hodgkins... Bedford Park... Bridgeview...
Palos Heights and Orland Hills.

Including the following Interstate...
I-55 between mile markers 278 and 280.

This includes... Moraine valley Community College.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.


Lat... Lon 4156 8779 4156 8791 4162 8791 4168 8790
      4179 8789 4173 8773


Birk


Beach Hazard Statement, Special Statement
Issued: 4:15 PM CDT Jul. 29, 2016 – National Weather Service

... Beach hazards statement now in effect through late Saturday
night...

* location... northeast Illinois beaches.

* Forecast wave heights... 3 to 5 feet.

* Strong rip currents and structural currents expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.

Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.

Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you into deeper water along the pier structure.

Exposed beaches are more likely to experience the most
significant wave and current impacts. Impacts at beaches with
protective breakwalls or jetties will be subject to the
orientation of structures as well as wind and wave direction.

For information on swim advisories or bans at Chicago beaches
visit... www.Cpdbeaches.Com.





122 PM CDT Fri Jul 29 2016 /222 PM EDT Fri Jul 29 2016/

... Funnel clouds possible this afternoon...

Atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of
isolated funnel clouds... associated with the thunderstorm activity
over parts of northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. These
funnel clouds normally protrude a few hundred feet downward from
the parent cloud... rotate or spin like a top... and last a few
minutes before dissipating.

These funnel clouds rarely touch the ground and typically do not
pose any sort of hazard. The atmospheric conditions these funnels
are developing in do not support strong or damaging tornadoes.
However... on extremely rare occassions these funnels can briefly
touch the ground and produce minimal if any damage.

The National Weather Service will continue to closely monitor the
situation. Please forward reports of funnel sightings to the
nearest law enforcement agency for relay to the National Weather
Service.


122 PM CDT Fri Jul 29 2016 /222 PM EDT Fri Jul 29 2016/

... Funnel clouds possible this afternoon...

Atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of
isolated funnel clouds... associated with the thunderstorm activity
over parts of northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. These
funnel clouds normally protrude a few hundred feet downward from
the parent cloud... rotate or spin like a top... and last a few
minutes before dissipating.

These funnel clouds rarely touch the ground and typically do not
pose any sort of hazard. The atmospheric conditions these funnels
are developing in do not support strong or damaging tornadoes.
However... on extremely rare occassions these funnels can briefly
touch the ground and produce minimal if any damage.

The National Weather Service will continue to closely monitor the
situation. Please forward reports of funnel sightings to the
nearest law enforcement agency for relay to the National Weather
Service.