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Air Quality Alert
ILZ005-006-012>014-020>022-241015-
MCHENRY-LAKE IL-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WOODSTOCK...WAUKEGAN...AURORA...ELGIN...
WHEATON...CHICAGO...OSWEGO...MORRIS...JOLIET
512 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT...

THE ILLINOIS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS DETERMINED THAT AN
AIR POLLUTION ACTION DAY WILL BE DECLARED FOR THE GREATER CHICAGO
METROPOLITAN AREA AND IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT.

AN AIR POLLUTION ACTION DAY IS DECLARED WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
SUCH THAT WIDESPREAD OZONE AND OR PARTICULATE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO
BE AT OR ABOVE THE UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS CATEGORY OF THE
AIR QUALITY INDEX.

ACTIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS ESPECIALLY PEOPLE WITH PULMONARY OR
RESPIRATORY DISEASE SUCH AS ASTHMA SHOULD LIMIT PROLONGED OUTDOOR
ACTIVITY.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE...PARTNERS FOR CLEAN AIR PROGRAM...ARE REQUESTED
TO INITIATE THEIR ACTIVITIES. RESIDENTS ARE ALSO URGED TO REDUCE
POLLUTION LEVELS. AQI FORECAST AND TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN REDUCED YOUR
EMISSIONS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.CLEANTHEAIR.ORG.

INFORMATION AND AQI LEVELS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.EPA.STATE.IL.US
AND AT WWW.AIRNOW.GOV. MEDIA CONTACT...217 299 6057.

$$

Flood Advisory
ILC031-240445-
/O.CON.KLOT.FA.Y.0040.000000T0000Z-160724T0445Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
COOK IL-
815 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...THE URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
1145 PM CDT FOR NORTHEASTERN COOK COUNTY...

AT 811 PM CDT...RADAR RAINFALL ESTIMATES INDICATE THAT BETWEEN THREE
QUARTERS OF AN INCH AND THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAD FALLEN ACROSS THE
ADVISORY AREA FROM PREVIOUS STORMS. SEVERAL REPORTS OF FLOODED
VIADUCTS AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. ANOTHER LINE
OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA LATE THIS EVENING...AND
MAY PRODUCE ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL AND RENEWED OR SUSTAINED
FLOODING.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
CHICAGO...EVANSTON...SKOKIE...DES PLAINES...MOUNT PROSPECT...GLENVIEW...
WHEELING...PARK RIDGE...NORTHBROOK...WILMETTE...MORTON
GROVE...DEERFIELD... WINNETKA...GLENCOE...HARWOOD HEIGHTS...MONTROSE
HARBOR... NAVY PIER...LINCOLN PARK AND NILES.

THIS INCLUDES...SOLDIER FIELD...THE LOOP...MUSEUM CAMPUS...AND
NORTHERLY ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE PONDING OF WATER IN
URBAN AREAS...HIGHWAYS...STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL
ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

&&

LAT...LON 4215 8776 4211 8773 4206 8767 4203 8767
4198 8765 4196 8763 4196 8764 4190 8761
4190 8760 4188 8762 4187 8761 4185 8761
4192 8776 4198 8782 4215 8794

$$

Special Weather Statement
ILZ006-013-014-020-022-240345-
LAKE IL-COOK IL-DUPAGE IL-WILL IL-KENDALL IL-
1000 PM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FOR EAST CENTRAL KENDALL...EASTERN
DUPAGE...NORTHERN WILL...COOK AND SOUTHEASTERN LAKE COUNTIES UNTIL
1045 PM CDT...

AT 957 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM WOOD DALE TO DOWNERS GROVE
TO PLAINFIELD...AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

WIND GUSTS BETWEEN UP TO 50 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
CHICAGO... JOLIET... NAPERVILLE...
CICERO... HAMMOND... ARLINGTON HEIGHTS...
EVANSTON... BOLINGBROOK... SKOKIE...
DES PLAINES... ORLAND PARK... TINLEY PARK...
OAK LAWN... BERWYN... MOUNT PROSPECT...
WHEATON... OAK PARK... DOWNERS GROVE...
GLENVIEW... ELMHURST...

THE FESTIVAL AT BELMONT AND ELSTON...FESTIVAL ON SHEFFIELD...RIVER
NORTH FESTIVAL...WICKER PARK FESTIVAL...MOUNT PROSPECT DOWNTOWN
BLOCK PARTY...AND CONCERT AT SOLDIER FIELD IS INCLUDED IN THIS
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT!

THIS INCLUDES... ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY...BROOKFIELD ZOO...
LINCOLN PARK ZOO...TOYOTA PARK...WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS
BASEBALL...FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE...HAWTHORNE PARK...
JOLIET SLAMMERS BASEBALL...MORTON ARBORETUM...NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS
UNIVERSITY...RAVINIA MUSIC FESTIVAL...SOLDIER FIELD...US CELLULAR
FIELD...WRIGLEY FIELD...THE LOOP...MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND
INDUSTRY...MUSEUM CAMPUS...AND NORTHERLY ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS...AND MAY
LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED
ROADWAYS.

FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS.
LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 15 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE
SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

&&

LAT...LON 4211 8773 4206 8767 4190 8761 4190 8760
4188 8762 4185 8761 4173 8752 4161 8752
4145 8767 4155 8836 4180 8814 4217 8794
4217 8777
TIME...MOT...LOC 0257Z 274DEG 28KT 4196 8797 4180 8804 4161 8821

$$

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