Wind Advisory Today 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunny High 64°F — Damaging Winds Possible

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Wind Advisory in effect from February 19, 09:00 AM CST until February 19, 06:00 PM CST.

Winds hazardous during travel and damaging winds are possible today. Sporadic power outages are likely. The Cardinal — Arlingtoncardinal.com refers to ComEd Outage Map here …

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TODAY: Sunny, with a high near 64 at about noon. Windy, with a west southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Highest winds peaking at about 3 PM. Gusts continuing to 3 AM Saturday.

TONIGHT: Clear, with a low around 40 from 4 AM to 6 AM. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

The record high at Chicago O’Hare official weather station for February 19 is 65°F (1930).







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Wind Advisory
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
337 AM CST FRI FEB 19 2016

…VERY STRONG AND POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS TODAY…

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191745-
/O.CON.KLOT.WI.Y.0001.160219T1500Z-160220T0000Z/
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
337 AM CST FRI FEB 19 2016 /437 AM EST FRI FEB 19 2016/

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST THIS MORNING TO
6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…LATE MORNING THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST INCREASING TO 25 TO NEARLY 40 MPH AT
TIMES…WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO POSSIBLY CLOSE TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE.
WIND WILL BECOME WEST THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE FOR HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. WINDS COULD
ALSO CAUSE MINOR DAMAGE. ANY LIGHT WEIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECT SHOULD
BE SECURED OR BROUGHT INDOORS.

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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