High Wind Speeds for Area Airports

The powerful storm system that moved through northern Illinois and northwest Indiana on the evening of March 24th and the early hours of March 25th brought very windy conditions to the area.  Here are the highest wind speeds, and times of occurrence at the local airports for the event.

  Date of Occurrence Speed and Time
Chicago O'Hare Wednesday, March 25 49 mph @ 1235 am CDT
Chicago Midway Tuesday, March 24 52 mph @ 448 pm CDT
Rockford Tuesday, March 24 67 mph @ 958 pm CDT
Aurora Tuesday, March 24 49 mph @ 1038 pm CDT
DuPage Tuesday, March 24 48 mph @ 1110 pm CDT
Palwaukee Tuesday, March 24 35 mph @ 923 pm CDT
Waukegan Wednesday, March 25 44 mph @ 1236 am CDT
Valparaiso Tuesday, March 24 35 mph @ 923 pm CDT

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