HIGH WIND WARNING: Winds Peak 8AM – 10AM; 50 MPH+ Gusts Until 4PM; Temperature Drop to 12°F by Midnight Sunday/Monday

Gusts of 60 MPH from the west have been observed in the area associated with a low 987 mb (29.15 in) that was in the Wisconsin Door Peninsula area at 3:00 a.m. and forecast to track northeast to the Sault Ste. Marie area about 2:00 p.m. CT. The peak period of high gusts are likely to occur between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., but wind gusts are forecast to continue to in the area — over 50 MPH until about 4:00 p.m. and over 40 MPH until about 10:00 p.m.

Overnight and early morning ComEd outages have been low, but about 165 people are without power near Dundee Road and Elmhurst Road in Wheeling.

ComEd Outage
Customers Affected: 165
Crew Status: Crew Investigating
Probable Cause: Damaged Power Line(s)
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

In Arlington Heights at about 8:15 a.m., a downed power line was reported between Mitchell Avenue and Walnut Avenue near Sigwalt Street. Firefighters on the scene reported a pole-to-pole line down in a backyard with a fire at the base of a utility pole.

Customers Affected: 47
Crew Status: Crew Investigating
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Temperatures are also expected to fall through the day Sunday. At 9:00 a.m. hourly weather data is missing during hours just before and just after midnight Saturday/Sunday but the high temperature for Sunday likely occurred about midnight and was likely about 40°F.

Air temperature is forecast to drop to 23°F by 4:00 p.m. and 12°F by midnight. A morning low of 7°F is expected from about 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Thundershowers moved through the northwest suburbs about 8:00 p.m. Saturday and thunder was heard.

Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) shows OR Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) in northeast Illinois is clear.










 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Today: Isolated snow showers before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 22 by 5pm. Very windy, with a west wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -11. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of snow after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -10. West northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values as low as zero. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 25. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: A chance of snow before 4am, then a chance of snow and freezing rain between 4am and 5am, then a chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday: A chance of snow and freezing rain before 8am, then a chance of snow and sleet between 8am and 9am, then a chance of snow after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

Thursday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

Friday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

Friday Night: Rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Saturday: A slight chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 25.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
312 AM CST Sun Feb 24 2019

…Strong Winds into this Evening…

Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-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, Elgin, Wheaton, Chicago, Ottawa,
Oswego, Morris, Joliet, Kankakee, Pontiac, Watseka, Paxton, Gary,
Valparaiso, Morocco, Rensselaer, and Fowler
312 AM CST Sun Feb 24 2019 /412 AM EST Sun Feb 24 2019/

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST /7 PM EST/
THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…Very strong west winds will develop by daybreak and
persist into early evening.

* WINDS…Sustained west winds of 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
through this afternoon. Sustained west winds of 35 mph with
gusts of 45 to 50 mph this evening.

* IMPACTS…Difficult travel, especially for high profile
vehicles on north to south roads. Unsecured objects outdoors
blown around. Tree limb damage and sporadic power outages
possible.

* Scattered snow showers through mid-morning may produce brief
sharp reductions in visibility across northern Illinois.

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.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
908 AM CST Sat Feb 22 2019

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….34.

CHICAGO CRIB……….32.

MICHIGAN CITY……….32.

&&

M IS FOR MISSING DATA THAT IS NORMALLY AVAILABLE.

THE MICHIGAN CITY WATER TEMPERATURE SENSOR IS LOCATED AT A WATER
INTAKE ONE MILE OFFSHORE AND 60 FEET BELOW WATER SURFACE. IT IS READ EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.

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