TORNADO WARNING for DeKalb, Illinois; SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Northwest Suburbs

TORNADO WARNING

The second Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for the Arlington Heights are and northwest suburbs is showing the worst cell west of our area. Storms will pass through quickly in Arlington Heights abojut 9:05 to 9:20 p.m. The storms are showing some signs of backend building and are growing as they approach the northwest suburbs.

A tornado warning issued at 8:45 p.m. west of the northwest suburbs affects DeKalb, Illinois and Sandwich, Illinois. The thunderstorm cells radar images that show the capability of producing tornadoes are moving form the northwest to the southeast — passing to the west of the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
845 PM CDT TUE AUG 2 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
WEST CENTRAL DE KALB COUNTY…
NORTHEASTERN LEE COUNTY…
SOUTHEASTERN OGLE COUNTY…

* UNTIL 930 PM CDT

* AT 841 PM…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FRANKLIN GROVE…OR NEAR DIXON…AND MOVING
SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ROCHELLE…FRANKLIN GROVE…ASHTON…WEST BROOKLYN…STEWARD…
COMPTON AND LEE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…A VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.