Dry Air, High Winds Bring RED FLAG WARNING for Risk of Wildfires, Grass Fires in Chicagoland, Northern Illinois

TODAY SUNRISE: 7:10 AM SUNSET: 6:04 PM

Chicagoland weather radar is all clear at about 12:30 p.m. Satellite images show clear skies over northeast Illinois with clouds in northwest Illinois and most of Wisconsin at 12:30 p.m. Very low humidity and gusty winds have increased the risk of wildfires, grass fires and brush fires. By 1:30 p.m. Monday brush fires or field fires had occurred in Schaumburg, Manhattan in Will County, and Otto in Kankakee County. The fire in Manhattan is a corn field fire that has was elevated to a 3rd Alarm at about 1:20 p.m.

Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1013 AM CDT MON OCT 19 2015


ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
192315-
/O.CON.KLOT.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-151020T0000Z/
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-
1013 AM CDT MON OCT 19 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT /8 PM EDT/
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR ALL
OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA...

* AFFECTED AREA...ALL OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...MID MORNING THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...POTENTIALLY RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.


 NWS POINT FORECAST … 

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a south southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.


Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 1pm and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.


Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.


Wednesday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 AIRPORT WEATHER OBSERVATIONS … 

Location Time
(cdt)
Sky/Weather Temp.
(ºF)
Dewpt.
(ºF)
Humidity
(%)
Wind
(mph)
Pressure
(in)
Chicago/O’Hare 11:51 A Few Clouds and Breezy 64 32 30 SW 21 G 31 30.10
Chicago Midway Airport 11:53 A Few Clouds and Breezy 65 30 27 S 23 G 33 30.13
Chicago Executive Airport 11:52 Fair 64 33 32 S 18 G 29 30.11
Chicago / West Chicago, Dupage Airport 11:52 Fair and Breezy 65 33 31 SW 25 G 32 30.11
Aurora Municipal Airport 11:52 Fair 65 33 31 SW 20 G 29 30.13
Gary Chicago International 11:45 Clear 64 25 22 S 17 G 35 30.17
Kenosha Regional Airport 11:53 Fair and Breezy 64 34 33 SW 24 G 33 30.04
Chicago / Waukegan, Waukegan Regional Airport 11:55 Fair and Breezy 64 35 34 SW 24 G 40 30.05
Lansing Municipal Airport 11:35 Fair and Windy 63 31 30 SW 26 G 33 30.18
Click on location name for the weather during the past two days at that site.

 CHICAGO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT … 

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Time
(cdt)
Wind
(mph)
Vis.
(mi.)
Weather Sky Cond. Temperature (ºF) Relative
Humidity
Wind
Chill
(°F)
Heat
Index
(°F)
Pressure Precipitation (in.)
Air Dwpt 6 hour altimeter
(in)
sea level
(mb)
1 hr 3 hr 6 hr
Max. Min.
19 11:52 S 18 G 29 10.00 Fair CLR 64 33 32% NA NA 30.11 1019.7
19 10:52 SW 16 G 26 10.00 Fair CLR 59 32 36% NA NA 30.14 1020.7
19 09:52 SW 21 G 29 10.00 Fair and Breezy CLR 57 30 36% NA NA 30.16 1021.5
19 08:52 S 22 G 26 10.00 Fair and Breezy CLR 54 28 37% NA NA 30.18 1022.1
19 07:52 SW 16 G 25 10.00 Fair CLR 52 28 40% NA NA 30.19 1022.7
19 06:52 S 16 G 23 10.00 Fair CLR 52 28 52 44 40% NA NA 30.20 1022.9
19 05:52 S 15 G 23 10.00 Fair CLR 50 27 41% 45 NA 30.23 1023.7
19 04:52 S 10 10.00 Fair CLR 48 28 46% 44 NA 30.25 1024.5
19 03:52 S 13 10.00 Fair CLR 49 27 43% 44 NA 30.26 1024.8
19 02:52 S 16 10.00 Fair CLR 49 27 43% 43 NA 30.27 1025.0
19 01:52 S 12 10.00 Fair CLR 48 27 44% 43 NA 30.28 1025.5
19 00:52 S 7 10.00 Fair CLR 44 28 47 39 53% 40 NA 30.30 1026.3
18 23:52 S 6 10.00 Fair CLR 40 29 65% 36 NA 30.32 1026.9
18 22:52 S 6 10.00 Fair CLR 40 32 73% 36 NA 30.32 1027.2
18 21:52 S 5 10.00 Fair CLR 41 35 79% 38 NA 30.34 1027.6
18 20:52 SE 3 10.00 Fair CLR 44 37 76% NA NA 30.35 1028.0
18 19:52 SE 3 10.00 Fair CLR 45 36 71% NA NA 30.36 1028.6
18 18:52 SE 3 10.00 Fair CLR 48 36 60 48 63% NA NA 30.36 1028.6
18 17:52 SE 7 10.00 Fair CLR 52 36 55% NA NA 30.37 1029.0
18 16:52 E 8 10.00 Fair CLR 56 34 44% NA NA 30.39 1029.4
18 15:52 E 6 10.00 Fair CLR 57 35 44% NA NA 30.41 1030.0
18 14:52 W 5 10.00 Fair CLR 59 25 27% NA NA 30.43 1030.7
18 13:52 Vrbl 5 10.00 Fair CLR 59 25 27% NA NA 30.45 1031.4
18 12:52 NW 6 10.00 Fair CLR 57 26 58 30 30% NA NA 30.47 1032.2
18 11:52 Vrbl 7 10.00 Fair CLR 56 30 37% NA NA 30.49 1032.8
18 10:52 NW 7 10.00 Fair CLR 53 30 41% NA NA 30.51 1033.5
18 09:52 Vrbl 5 10.00 Fair CLR 49 30 48% 47 NA 30.51 1033.4
18 08:52 Calm 10.00 Fair CLR 42 31 65% NA NA 30.50 1033.3
18 07:52 Calm 10.00 Fair CLR 33 28 82% NA NA 30.48 1032.8
18 06:52 Calm 10.00 Fair CLR 31 27 35 30 85% NA NA 30.47 1032.2
18 05:52 Calm 10.00 Fair CLR 30 27 88% NA NA 30.45 1031.6
18 04:52 Calm 10.00 Fair CLR 31 28 89% NA NA 30.43 1031.0
18 03:52 Calm 10.00 Fair CLR 31 28 89% NA NA 30.42 1030.7
18 02:52 Calm 10.00 Fair CLR 32 29 88% NA NA 30.42 1030.8
18 01:52 Calm 10.00 Fair CLR 32 28 85% NA NA 30.41 1030.4
18 00:52 Calm 10.00 Fair CLR 34 29 47 33 82% NA NA 30.41 1030.3

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ChicagoWeatherStation.com I O’Hare Normal Temps/Precip I O’Hare Record Temps, Precip, Snow

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