Special Weather Statement

A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT STEUBEN…SOUTHEASTERN NOBLE…DE KALB…SOUTHERN BRANCH…SOUTHWESTERN HILLSDALE… NORTHWESTERN DEFIANCE AND WILLIAMS COUNTIES… AT 715 PM EDT, RADAR INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR BRONSON TO NEAR ANGOLA TO NEAR CHURUBUSCO. MOVEMENT WAS EAST AT 45 MPH. WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AND PEA SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… AUBURN, KENDALLVILLE, ANGOLA, BRYAN, GARRETT, MONTPELIER, HICKSVILLE, BUTLER, AVILLA, BRONSON, WATERLOO, FREMONT, EDGERTON, HAMILTON, PIONEER, READING, EDON, ST. JOE, HOLIDAY CITY AND EDGERTON IN WILLIAMS COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS… INTERSTATE 69 IN INDIANA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 324 AND 357. INTERSTATE 69 IN MICHIGAN BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 11. INTERSTATE 80 IN INDIANA BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 133 AND 156. INTERSTATE 80 IN OHIO BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 0 AND 15. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS, AND MAY CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE 10 MILES AWAY FROM A THUNDERSTORM. SEEK A SAFE SHELTER INSIDE A BUILDING OR VEHICLE.

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