Wind Advisory: Gusts to 45 mph Expected in Chicagoland About 2 PM and Overnight

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Gusts of 45 mph expected this afternoon and overnight. Gusts over lake waters of lake Michigan are expected to hit 60 mph with waves 20-feet high expected offshore.

WIND ADVISORY FOR … WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO…
OTTAWA…OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…GARY…
VALPARAISO…MOROCCO…RENSSELAER

446 AM CDT THU SEP 29 2011

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM
CDT FRIDAY…


THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
5 AM CDT FRIDAY.

* TIMING…A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE REGION EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON WITH NORTHWEST WINDS INCREASING BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.
STRONG WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING…BEFORE WEAKENING BELOW WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. UNSECURED ITEMS LEFT
OUTSIDE MAY BE BLOWN AROUND. SOME LIGHT DAMAGE TO SMALL TREES
AND LIMBS MAY ALSO OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.



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