3RD SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING ISSUED

UPDATED: 10:51 a.m. (Last update unless more warnings are issued.)

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* 3rd SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...

WESTERN MONROE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS...
JEFFERSON COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI...
SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI...

* UNTIL 1130 AM CDT

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  EUREKA...HILLSBORO...BYRNES MILL...HIGH RIDGE...MURPHY...ANTONIA...
  FENTON...FESTUS...PEVELY...BARNHART...HERCULANEUM...CRYSTAL CITY...
  SUNSET HILLS...ARNOLD...LAKESHIRE...OAKVILLE...MEHLVILLE...LEMAY...
  COLUMBIA AND HOUSE SPRINGS.

* AT 1035 AM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR DITTMER...
  AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO
ROOFS...SIDING AND TREES.

THIS WARNING INCLUDES GOV. DUNKLIN'S GRAVE HISTORIC SITE...MASTODON
HISTORIC SITE...ROUTE 66 STATE PARK AND SANDY CREEK COVERED BRIDGE
HISTORIC SITE.

THIS WARNING ALSO INCLUDES...
INTERSTATE 44 FROM EXIT 261 TO EXIT 274.
INTERSTATE 55 IN MISSOURI FROM EXIT 174 TO EXIT 191.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.

LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING
KILLS. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO
BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.