Drop to 30s, High Wind Warning with Gusts Calming by Thanksgiving Morning

Winds were forecast to peak at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday November 27, 2019, but may have peaked in the 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. hour. ComEd crews are busy with repairs. There is a major outage affecting over 500 customers near Aldridge Avenue and Brockway Street south of Cardinal Park in Palatine. At 11:47 a.m.

ComEd Report 11:47 a.m.
Aldridge Avenue and Brockway Street Area
Palatine, Illinois
Customers Affected: 518
Crew Status: Additional Crews Required
Probable Cause: Under Investigation
Estimated Restoration: Assessing Damage

Arlington Heights was reporting only a few minor outages affecting about five customers each at 11:45 a.m. In Chicagoland, there appears to be more wind damage affecting ComEd customers in an area between I-55 and I-88 from the southwest side of Chicago out to Naperville and Bolingbrook. Valparaiso Airport reported a peak gust of 66 MPH today, and O’Hare International Airport reported a peak gust of 61 MPH.Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru, Illinois near the I-39 and I-80 interchange reported a peak gust of 63 MPH. Chicago Executive Airport reported a peak gust of 52 MPH.

Gusty winds are forecast to persist until about 4:00 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. Winds will be less than 8 MPH after 8:00 a.m. and down to 2 MPH from 5:00 p.m. to past midnight. Winds are expected to be calm during the morning hours Friday, but pickup with gusts of 11 MPH by 6:00 p.m., increasing through Saturday.

The air temperature has dropped from a high about 55°F at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, and has dropped to the upper 30s by by 9:45 a.m., and holding at 38°F at noon.





Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) shows precipitation clearing the area.




 O’HARE FORECAST … 

High Wind Warning
HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 55 to 65 mph
expected at times.

* WHERE…Portions of northwest Indiana and north central and
northeast Illinois.

* WHEN…From 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST this evening.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles on north south roads.
Anything outdoors not secured, will be blown away.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

This Afternoon: Isolated showers before 2pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 37 by 5pm. Very windy, with a west northwest wind 30 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Thanksgiving Day: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Thursday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 34. Calm wind.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 41. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Rain, mainly after 7pm. Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday: Rain. High near 45. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night: Rain, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Sunday: Rain likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

Sunday Night: Rain likely, possibly mixing with snow after 8pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 37.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
932 AM CST Wed Nov 27 2019

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….41.

CHICAGO CRIB……….38.

MICHIGAN CITY……….41.

SOUTH MID LAKE BUOY……….43.

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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.

november.chicagoweatherstation.com

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