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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued For Rockford and Freeport Areas

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Rockford and Freeport Areas
National Weather Service

Three severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for our area this evening.

WARNING 1. The National Weather Service (NWS)  in the Quad Cities has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Eastern Stephenson County until 6:30 p.m.

At 556 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over German Valley, or 7 miles southeast of Freeport, moving quickly northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

 

* Locations impacted include…
Freeport, Cedarville, Davis, Dakota, German Valley, Rock City, Ridott, Rock Grove, Afolkey, Scioto Mills, Winneshiek, Dakota Dornink Airport, Albertus Airport, Stephenson County Fairgrounds and Lake Summerset.

WARNING 2. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Chicago has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Ogle County and Winnebago County until 7:00pm

* At 552 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Polo, or 7miles southwest of Mount Morris, moving northeast at 60 mph.HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…
Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, South Beloit, Rockton,Oregon, Mount Morris, Roscoe, Byron, Winnebago, Polo, Pecatonica,Forreston, Durand, Lake Summerset, Leaf River and Adeline.

WARNING 3: The National Weather Service (NWS) Milwaukee as issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Rock County in Wisconsin until 6:45 p.m.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

 

* Locations impacted include…
Janesville, Beloit, Clinton, Orfordville, Footville, Newark,
Tiffany, Hanover, Shopiere and Afton.

Radar Image as of 6:35 p.m on 5/17/17

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Issued For Rockford and Freeport Areas
NWS radar

These storms contain hail and damaging winds.  Please exercise extreme caution if you plan to venture out.

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