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Issued by NWS Chicago, IL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
800 AM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...TORNADO WATCHES AND WARNINGS...

TORNADOES ARE THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE STORMS THAT OCCUR IN ILLINOIS.
BEING PREPARED FOR A TORNADO CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.

A TORNADO WATCH MEANS SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND TORNADOES ARE
POSSIBLE IN YOUR AREA OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. BE PREPARED. WATCHES
ARE ISSUED BY THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OKLAHOMA...FOR
LARGE AREAS...TYPICALLY PORTIONS OF STATES...AND USUALLY FOR 4 TO 6
HOURS. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV.

A TORNADO WARNING MEANS A TORNADO HAS BEEN SIGHTED BY A TRAINED
STORM SPOTTER...OR INTENSE ROTATION THAT WILL LIKELY PRODUCE A
TORNADO HAS BEEN DETECTED BY DOPPLER RADAR. GET TO A PLACE OF SAFETY
IMMEDIATELY. WARNINGS ARE ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE ON A STORM BY STORM BASIS...USUALLY FOR PORTIONS OF
COUNTIES...FOR 30 TO 60 MINUTES.

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