NWS: Four Confirmed Tornadoes Tuesday … Peotone, Elburn, Porter County Indiana, and Racine, Wisconsin

Two tornadoes in Illinois, one in Indiana and one in Wisconsin
A tornado touched down near Peotone in Will County, ripping off the roof of a home and slightly injuring two teenage brothers Tuesday morning. The Peotone tornado, classified an EF2 torndado also blew down a line of utility poles near the corner of Will Center Road and Beecher Blacktop Road. A second tornado hit Elburn on Tuesday morning, causing widespread wind damage that blocked some roads. A third tornado was also confirmed in Porter County, Indiana.

NWS confirms tornado in Racine County, Wisconsin
The National Weather Service has confirmed the storm that caused two minor injuries in the Racine, Wisconsin area was a tornado. The tornado was rated an EF1, with winds in the 86 to 105 mph range. In Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin several businesses were closed because of the weather near Highway 11 and Oakes Road.

PEAK NON-THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS from a National Weather Service Public Information Statement
805 PM CDT WED OCT 27 2010 /905 PM EDT WED OCT 27 2010

Peak Non-Thunderstorm Wind Gusts (Updated Wednesday Evening)

IT WAS ANOTHER WINDY DAY AS STRONG WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STORM
SOME ARE DUBBING "CHI-CLONE 2010" CONTINUED TO BUFFET THE AREA.

SUMMARY OF THE OFFICIAL PEAK WIND GUSTS RECORDED FROM AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVATION SYSTEM (ASOS)
SITES AROUND THE REGION WEDNESDAY...

WAUKEGAN       - 61 MPH (206 PM)
AURORA         - 55 MPH (320 PM)
MIDWAY         - 55 MPH (336 PM)
O`HARE         - 55 MPH (350 PM)
WEST CHICAGO   - 54 MPH (112 PM)
VALPARAISO     - 53 MPH (246 PM)
ROCKFORD       - 51 MPH (207 PM)
WHEELING       - 51 MPH (210 PM)


THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF MAXIM WIND GUSTS REPORTED AT AREA AWOS
SITES. NOTE: THESE SITES ARE NOT QUALITY CONTROLLED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. ALSO...AWOS SITES DO NOT REPORT PEAK
WINDS AND THE MAXIMUM WINDS HERE ARE BASED ON OBSERVATIONS
TRANSMITTED EVERY 20 MINUTES.

GARY           - 61 MPH (345 PM)
LASALLE/PERU   - 58 MPH (243 PM)
LOCKPORT       - 54 MPH (245 PM)
LANSING        - 53 MPH (244 PM)
PONTIAC        - 52 MPH (225 PM)
MORRIS         - 51 MPH (225 PM)
STERLING       - 50 MPH (435 PM)
KANKAKEE       - 50 MPH (244 PM)
DEKALB         - 47 MPH (205 PM)
JOLIET         - 46 MPH (243 PM)
ROCHELLE       - 45 MPH (345 PM)

THE FOLLOWING PEAK WIND GUSTS ARE FROM VARIOUS PRIVATE AND SCHOOL
WEATHER STATIONS AND ARE ALSO NOT QUALITY CONTROLLED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE.

NAPERVILLE       - 56 MPH
GLENVIEW         - 54 MPH
LINCOLNSHIRE     - 53 MPH
MATTESON         - 53 MPH
MINOOKA          - 52 MPH
SAUK VILLAGE     - 52 MPH
WGN TV           - 52 MPH
GENEVA           - 51 MPH
LIBERTYVILLE EOC - 51 MPH
MARSEILLES       - 51 MPH
WHEATON          - 51 MPH
WAUKEGAN         - 50 MPH
ALGONQUIN        - 50 MPH
SCHAUMBURG       - 49 MPH
ORLAND PARK      - 49 MPH
MCHENRY          - 49 MPH
ADDISON          - 48 MPH
DEKALB           - 47 MPH
GURNEE           - 46 MPH
ITASCA           - 46 MPH
LINDENHURST      - 45 MPH
ELGIN            - 45 MPH
FOX LAKE         - 45 MPH
BUFFALO GROVE    - 44 MPH
LAGRANGE         - 44 MPH
PARK RIDGE       - 43 MPH
RENSSELAER       - 43 MPH
ONARGA           - 41 MPH