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High Wind Watch Issued by National Weather Service Wednesday Afternoon Through Thursday Morning

Tue October 18 2011 2:36 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=48303
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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
139 PM CDT TUE OCT 18 2011

LAKE IL-COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…CHICAGO…GARY…VALPARAISO
139 PM CDT TUE OCT 18 2011

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN…


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING.

* TIMING…WINDS WILL QUICKLY INCREASE THURSDAY (SIC?/WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON…WITH
STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY LATE WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND POSSIBLY LINGERING INTO
EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
60 MPH AREA LIKELY.

* IMPACTS…THE VERY STRONG WINDS COULD RESULT IN MINOR WIND
DAMAGE…DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. HIGH RISE BUILDINGS
NEAR THE LAKE WILL EXPERIENCE EVEN STRONGER WINDS JUST A COUPLE
HUNDRED FEET ABOVE GROUND…SO BE CERTAIN EVERYTHING THAT COULD
BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO HIGH WINDS SUCH AS WINDOWS ARE SECURED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

Winds are expected to gradually increase tonight (Tuesday night) at about 11:00 p.m. and steadily increase throughout the day Wednesday. The highest winds are expected mostly from the north after 12:00 p.m. Wednesday and continuing until the morning Thursday. The highest winds may occur about 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Wendesday. Light to moderate winds are also expected throughout the windy period.

A Lakeshore Flood Warning has also been issued in effect from 3 PM Wednesday to 4 PM CDT Thursday. Battering waves up to 22 feet are forecast for Wednesday night.



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