Wind Advisory

Issued At: Sunday, 14 Oct 2012, 3:47 PM EDT
Expires At: Sunday, 14 Oct 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

Urgent - weather message national weather service chicago il 246 pm cdt sun oct 14 2012 ...strong winds expected through early evening... 150winnebago-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 246 pm cdt sun oct 14 2012 /346 pm edt sun oct 14 2012/ ...wind advisory remains in effect until 7 pm cdt /8 pm edt/ this evening... * timing and wind speeds...southwest winds will continue at 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts up to 45 mph this afternoon. a cold front will push across the area late this afternoon and early this evening...turning the winds out of the west. as the front passes...there could be a few gusts up to 50 mph for a short period of time. winds gusts to 50 mph are also possible near thunderstorms. the winds are expected to abate this evening. * impacts...winds this strong can cause minor property damage and can be dangerous to high profile vehicles. 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.