NWS Wind Advisory (20-30/45) for DuPage, Cook, Lake, Will, Kankakee, Iroquois, Ford Counties

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1127 AM CDT THU MAY 24 2012

…VERY WINDY CONDITIONS DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON…

.A DEEPENING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL LIFT FROM THE CENTRAL
PLAINS INTO THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES REGION THROUGH TONIGHT. AS
THE LOW DEEPENS AND MOVES INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST TODAY…SOUTH
WINDS WILL INCREASE…AND WILL BECOME QUITE GUSTY BY THIS
AFTERNOON. STRONG GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE INTO
THE EARLY EVENING HOURS…BEFORE WINDS DIMINISH GRADUALLY TOWARD
SUNSET.

LAKE IL-DUPAGE-COOK-WILL-KANKAKEE-IROQUOIS-FORD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WAUKEGAN…WHEATON…CHICAGO…JOLIET…
KANKAKEE…WATSEKA…PAXTON
1127 AM CDT THU MAY 24 2012

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…MID AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY EVENING. WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH WITH SUNSET.

* WINDS…SOUTH SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 30 MPH…GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE ITEMS MAY BE BLOWN AROUND BY STRONG WINDS.
SMALL LIMBS AND BRANCHES MAY BE BROKEN. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES
MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY ESPECIALLY ON EAST WEST ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH…OR
GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH…ARE LIKELY. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN
CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE UNLESS PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN. DRIVING
MAY BE DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MOTORISTS
SHOULD BE ALERT AND USE CAUTION.



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