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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Wednesday May 17th, 2017 :: 06:51 p.m. CDT
Advisory

Wind Advisory until 09:00PM

...STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS THROUGH THIS EVENING... ... DUST LOWERING VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE... .Blowing dust from the strong winds were lowering visibilities to less than one quarter mile in some areas. This was producing hazardous driving conditions, mostly on east west roads. The very windy conditions wind continue over central and southeast Illinois through the evening. Southerly winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts of around 45 mph will continue in the wind advisory area, gradually diminishing just after sunset. ...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...Advisory extended Through this evening until 9 pm.

* WINDS...Southerly winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts around 45 mph at times.

* IMPACTS...Blowing dust from the strong winds was lowering visibilities on some east west roads to less than one quarter mile. Numerous car accidents have been reported. Loose, lightweight objects may be blown around. Minor tree or property damage is possible. Driving may be difficult especially in high profile vehicles and on east-west roads.

* AFFECTED AREAS: CASS ... CHAMPAIGN ... CHRISTIAN ... CLARK ... CLAY ... COLES ... CRAWFORD ... CUMBERLAND ... DE WITT ... DOUGLAS ... EDGAR ... EFFINGHAM ... FULTON ... JASPER ... KNOX ... LAWRENCE ... LOGAN ... MACON ... MARSHALL ... MASON ... MCLEAN ... MENARD ... MORGAN ... MOULTRIE ... PEORIA ... PIATT ... RICHLAND ... SANGAMON ... SCHUYLER ... SCOTT ... SHELBY ... STARK ... TAZEWELL ... VERMILION ... WOODFORD

Instructions:

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph are expected with gusts around 45 mph at times. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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Address/Location
Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
315 East Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 217-774-1499

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Alert Details

Severity:
Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Wind Advisory

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