StatusNew Event Expired
Start TimeTue 02/12/2019 03:00 PM EST
End TimeWed 02/13/2019 04:00 AM EST
...Strong Westerly Winds late Today and Tonight...
Full Alert Message
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Chicago IL 344 AM CST Tue Feb 12 2019 ...Strong Westerly Winds late Today and Tonight... ILZ008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-121745- /O.NEW.KLOT.WI.Y.0003.190212T2000Z-190213T0900Z/ 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 Oregon, Dixon, DeKalb, Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton, Chicago, Ottawa, Oswego, Morris, Joliet, Kankakee, Pontiac, Watseka, Paxton, Gary, Valparaiso, Morocco, Rensselaer, and Fowler 344 AM CST Tue Feb 12 2019 /444 AM EST Tue Feb 12 2019/ ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 AM CST WEDNESDAY... The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 2 PM CST this afternoon to 3 AM CST Wednesday. * TIMING...Strong Winds will develop after this afternoon and continue through late tonight. * WINDS...Westerly winds with gusts of 45 to 50 mph. * IMPACTS...A significant amount of ice accumulated on trees and power lines overnight. The combination of the added stress from the weight of the ice and the strong winds will likely result in downed tree limbs and power lines which may result in power outages. * OTHER IMPACTS...Difficult travel, especially for high profile vehicles on north to south roads. Unsecured objects outdoors blown around. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph and/or wind gusts of 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. &&