High Wind Watch For Cook County: Steady Winds 35 MPH, Gusts Over 58 MPH Possible Late Monday Night Through Tuesday Evening

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
342 AM CDT MON OCT 29 2012

…WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 60 MPH POSSIBLE NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN LATE
TONIGHT AND TUESDAY…

COOK-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CHICAGO
342 AM CDT MON OCT 29 2012

…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING…

* TIMING…LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHERLY AT SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WITH
GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH.

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



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