SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for Northern Cook County, Northern DuPage and Central Kane

The National Weather Service has issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for northern Cook County and northern DuPage County and Central Kane County. Severe thunderstorms could reach Arlington Heights and the northwest suburbs of Chicago by about 2:45 p.m.

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
217 PM CDT FRI SEP 5 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHERN COOK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
NORTHERN DUPAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…
CENTRAL KANE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…

* UNTIL 315 PM CDT

* AT 214 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES SOUTH OF HAMPSHIRE TO MAPLE PARK…AND
MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

HAZARD…70 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT CONSIDERABLE
TREE DAMAGE. WIND DAMAGE IS ALSO LIKELY TO MOBILE HOMES…
ROOFS AND OUTBUILDINGS.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR…
ELGIN AROUND 225 PM CDT.
WAYNE AND ST. CHARLES AROUND 230 PM CDT.
HOFFMAN ESTATES AND WEST CHICAGO AROUND 235 PM CDT.
WINFIELD AND SCHAUMBURG AROUND 240 PM CDT.
ROLLING MEADOWS AND ARLINGTON HEIGHTS AROUND 245 PM CDT.
MOUNT PROSPECT AND PROSPECT HEIGHTS AROUND 250 PM CDT.

THIS WARNING INCLUDES THE CITY OF CHICAGO NORTH OF THE EISENHOWER
EXPRESSWAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. PEOPLE OUTSIDE
SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.