Very Strong Winds to be seen Today

A strong cold front will push through the region this morning.  Behind the front, very windy conditions will be common with sustained winds between 20 and 35 mph with occasional gusts to around 50 mph.  A wind advisory will be in effect for portions of eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois beginning at 11 am and ending at 8 pm.  Below is a map of forecast wind gusts for this afternoon.  Click here for more detailed forecast graphics.  Please see the links below the map for more information.

Below is an image of the forecast maximum wind gusts expected this afternoon.  maximum sustained wind speeds are the black wind barbs.  The gust speed values are in white, sustained wind direction and speed  values are in black.  Speeds are in miles per hour. 

Forecast Maximum wind speeds and gusts for Thursday, September 29th.

Useful text products that are updated as needed:

Non-Precipitation Warning/Watch/Advisory

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Area Forecast Discussion



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