Intense low pressure, which moved northeast across northwest Illinois early Wednesday morning, continued to intensify as it pushed into Michigan. This resulted in very strong winds across much of central Illinois Wednesday morning and afternoon.  Here are some of the peak wind gusts reported:

AIRPORT STATIONS        SPEED       TIME
================        ======      ========
CHAMPAIGN               55 MPH       902 AM
DANVILLE                55 MPH       945 AM
SPRINGFIELD             54 MPH       810 AM
BLOOMINGTON             52 MPH       815 AM
DECATUR                 52 MPH       938 AM
PARIS                   52 MPH      1009 AM
TAYLORVILLE             52 MPH       905 AM
RANTOUL                 51 MPH      1146 AM
JACKSONVILLE            49 MPH       705 AM
GALESBURG               47 MPH       745 AM
PEORIA                  47 MPH       929 AM


MESONET STATIONS        SPEED       TIME
================        ======      ========
3 W BISMARCK            56 MPH      1059 AM
ABINGDON                54 MPH       732 AM
OGDEN                   53 MPH       137 PM
3 S GREENVIEW           51 MPH       735 AM
MORRISONVILLE           51 MPH       830 AM
COWDEN                  50 MPH       900 AM
2 SE LINCOLN            50 MPH       745 AM
MOUNT ZION              50 MPH       815 AM
SULLIVAN                50 MPH       900 AM

COOP REPORT             SPEED       TIME
===============        =======      ========
RANKIN                  57 MPH      1000 AM
                      (MEASURED)

 


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