Special Weather Statement: Blowing Dust May Reduce Visibility — Zero on I-88

Visibility down to ZERO on Interstate 88 in Kane County

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
459 PM CDT THU MAY 24 2012

WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO…
OTTAWA…OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…PONTIAC…
WATSEKA…PAXTON
459 PM CDT THU MAY 24 2012

…BLOWING DUST MAY CAUSE DRAMATICALLY REDUCE VISIBILITY…

STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS GUSTING TO AROUND 45 MPH WILL CAUSE AREAS
OF BLOWING DUST WHICH MAY DRAMATICALLY REDUCE VISIBILITY OVER
SHORT DISTANCES. VISIBILITY NEAR ZERO HAS BEEN REPORTED ON
INTERSTATE 88 IN KANE COUNTY. OTHER LOCALIZED AREAS OF NEAR ZERO
VISIBILITY MAY OCCUR NEAR DRY OPEN FIELDS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS INTO THE EVENING. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
RAPIDLY CHANGING VISIBILITY.



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