Wind Advisory Extended to 6:00 PM Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Peak winds arrived later than forecast yesterday morning, and peaked about 12 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. this morning, instead of about 7:00 p.m. yesterday as forecast. From 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. there were several locations reporting gusts to 50-55 mph. Wind gusts have eased down, but winds are expected to pick up again later this morning into the afternoon with gusts again near 45 mph, peaking about 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Wind Advisory is extended until 6:00 p.m.

Lesser gusty winds are then expected to continue until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Precipitation has cleared the area, but temperatures have dropped about 30°F compared to temperatures yesterday. Temperatures are in a slow free fall now. The temperature at 5:51 a.m. was 36°F and is forecast to slowly drop all day and overnight to 24°F about midnight or just after midnight on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Arlington Heights Fire Department apparently only responded to one Activated Fire Alarm in storm-related calls.

Only one major moderate power outage exist this morning in the area of a Park Street and Roosevelt Road where a downed tree affected power lines. About 56 ComEd customers are without power. ComEd crews are working and the power is expected to be restored by 12:00 p.m. Tuesday December 5, 2017. About 40 ComEd customers are affected by storm-related power outages on either side east-to-west near Rand Road and Kensington Road.

WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…Today.

* WINDS…West winds gusting to near 45 mph.

* IMPACTS…Driving may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles on north-south roads. Small branches can be broken off trees and loose objects may be blown.

Instructions: A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult…especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Target Area:
Boone
Cook
De Kalb
DuPage
Ford
Grundy
Iroquois
Kane
Kankakee
Kendall
La Salle
Lake
Lee
Livingston
McHenry
Ogle
Will
Winnebago




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