HIGH WIND WARNING Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana through 6 PM

URGENT – HIGH WIND WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
339 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014

(Lake Shore Hazard message remains in effect, see below …)

COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHICAGO…GARY…VALPARAISO
339 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM CDT THIS EVENING NEAR THE LAKE…

* TIMING…DEVELOPING THIS MORNING AND CONTINUING THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…NEAR THE LAKE NORTHERLY WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH…INLAND NORTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Wind gust from the North Northwest are expected to peak about 11:00 a.m. and about 4:00 p.m. and gradually decrease after 4:00 p.m. with a steady wind holding at about 14 mph at about 5:00 a.m. Saturday. Wind are expected to peak about 45 mph in Arlington Heights, but could reach 60 mph near the Lake Michigan shore.

Gusts reached 33 mph about 5:50 a.m.

Temperatures are expected to hold day time at about 37 degrees to 39 degrees; and overnight 34 degrees to 32 degrees.

LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
334 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014

COOK-LAKE IN-PORTER-
334 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014

…LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS
MORNING TO 4 AM CDT SATURDAY…

* LAKE SHORE FLOODING…LARGE AND BATTERING WAVES OF UP TO 23 FT
WILL RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING NEAR THE LAKE.

* TIMING…THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WAVES WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS…MINOR BEACH EROSION AND FLOODING OF COASTAL AREAS CAN
BE EXPECTED. STAY AWAY FROM PIERS AND BREAK WALLS…OCCASIONAL
ROGUE WAVES ARE LIKELY AND COULD STRIKE WITH LITTLE WARNING AND
SWEEP YOU OUT INTO THE LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A LAKESHORE FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT STRONG ONSHORE WINDS
WILL GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE LAKESHORE.


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