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Shelby County Emergency Management Agency
Wednesday May 17th, 2017 :: 09:33 p.m. CDT
Advisory

Wind Advisory until 04:00AM Thursday

...DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS DUE TO STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS... ...DANGEROUS DUSTLOWERING VISIBILITIES TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER MILE IN SOME AREAS... .Blowing dust from the strong winds were lowering visibilities to less than one quarter mile in some areas. This will continue to producing danagerous driving conditions through the overnight hours, especially on east-west roads. The very windy conditions wind continue overnight, slowly dropping overnight. However with darkness and the large amount of dust in the air, visibilities will remain extremely dangerous. ...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM CDT THURSDAY...

* TIMING...Advisory extended into the overnight hours until 4 am Thursday.

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

* IMPACTS...Extremely danagerous will continue through the overnight hours, due to the strong winds blowing dust and lowering visibilities to less than one quarter mile. Numerous car accidents have been reported. Numerous roads or highways have been closed, mainly east-west roads. 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. Because of the dust and low visibilities, use EXTREME caution when driving tonight if you must, or avoid travel altogether tonight due to the limiting visibilities.

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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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