NWS WIND ADVISORY with South Winds, Gusts to 50 MPH; In Effect Until 8 PM

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1043 AM CST SUN NOV 11 2012

Sporadic power failures and fire/trouble alarm activations are occurring in the northwest suburbs of Chicago Sunday afternoon.

WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
LA SALLE-KENDALL-GRUNDY-WILL-KANKAKEE-LIVINGSTON-IROQUOIS-FORD-
LAKE IN-PORTER-NEWTON-JASPER-BENTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO…
OTTAWA…OSWEGO…MORRIS…JOLIET…KANKAKEE…PONTIAC…
WATSEKA…PAXTON…GARY…VALPARAISO…MOROCCO…RENSSELAER…
FOWLER
1043 AM CST SUN NOV 11 2012 /1143 AM EST SUN NOV 11 2012/

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CST /9 PM EST/ THIS
EVENING…

* TIMING…THROUGH THE DAY UNTIL A COLD FRONT ARRIVES THIS
EVENING.

* WINDS…SOUTHERLY WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 OR 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…THE VERY STRONG WINDS COULD RESULT IN MINOR WIND
DAMAGE…INCLUDING DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. BE
CERTAIN THAT ANY LOOSE ITEMS SUSCEPTIBLE TO HIGH WINDS ARE
SECURED. WINDS MAY ADVERSELY IMPACT HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES…
ESPECIALLY ON EAST TO WEST HIGHWAYS…SUCH AS INTERSTATE 80.

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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