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The National Weather Service in Lincoln is interested in any adverse weather that you have experienced in central and southeast Illinois (click image at right to see our coverage area)! We are especially interested in hail .75" in diameter or larger, winds 58 mph or greater and/or wind damage, or any tornado occurrence.   We would also like to know about  funnel clouds, lightning damage, heavy snow, sleet or freezing rain, heavy rain and flooding. This information is extremely important and will help us as we issue severe weather warnings, verifying that a storm is indeed severe.


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Providing This Information Is Voluntary.

If you are a member of the Significant Weather Observer Program (SWOP), please use the eSpotter system to relay your observations.

  Contact Information    
Email Address:
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  Event Information  
Date Event Occurred:   (mm/dd/yyyy)
Time of Event:  Local Time (hh:mm AM or PM)
Is this an exact or estimated time?  Exact     Estimated

Location of Event:

County (select from list at left)
City or town. If in a larger city, please include a more specific reference (portion of city or a street intersection; exact street address is not needed). If outside of town, please give a distance and direction from the nearest town.

  Type Of Event  


Any Damage (give details below)?   Yes   No

Funnel Cloud

Please note that if it is in contact with the ground, it is actually a tornado.


Hail Size (inches):  

Any Damage (give details below)?   Yes   No

High Wind

Wind Speed:  mph     Measured   Estimated

Any Damage (give details below)?   Yes   No

Minor Flood

Flash Flood

Rainfall:  inches    Measured   Estimated

Any Damage (give details below)?   Yes   No


Amount of New Snow:  inches
and/or Total Snow on the Ground:  inches
Amount of Ice Accumulation:  inches

Additional Information:

Do you have event:  Video    Photographs
If you have photos or video you would like to share with us, please E-mail them to E-mail address (due to spam issues, you will need to manually enter this address into your E-mail program).

Please provide any other details of this event, including specific damage information:

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