Peak Non-Thunderstorm Wind Gusts on Wednesday (Updated Noon Thursday)

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
1202 PM CDT THU OCT 28 2010/102 PM EDT THU OCT 28 2010/

...ANOTHER DAY OF STRONG WINDS ON WEDNESDAY...

IT WAS ANOTHER WINDY DAY AS STRONG WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE STORM
SOME ARE DUBBING "CHI-CLONE 2010" CONTINUED TO BUFFET THE AREA.

HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE OFFICIAL PEAK WIND GUSTS RECORDED FROM ASOS
SITES AROUND THE REGION WEDNESDAY...

WAUKEGAN       - 61 MPH (206 PM)
ROCKFORD       - 58 MPH (819 PM)
AURORA         - 55 MPH (320 PM)
MIDWAY         - 55 MPH (336 PM)
O`HARE         - 55 MPH (350 PM)
WEST CHICAGO   - 54 MPH (112 PM)
VALPARAISO     - 53 MPH (246 PM)
WHEELING       - 51 MPH (210 PM)


THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF MAXIMUM WIND GUSTS REPORTED AT AREA AWOS
SITES. NOTE: THESE SITES ARE NOT QUALITY CONTROLLED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. ALSO...AWOS SITES DO NOT REPORT PEAK
WINDS AND THE MAXIMUM WINDS HERE ARE BASED ON OBSERVATIONS
TRANSMITTED EVERY 20 MINUTES.

GARY           - 61 MPH (345 PM)
LASALLE/PERU   - 58 MPH (243 PM)
LOCKPORT       - 54 MPH (245 PM)
LANSING        - 53 MPH (244 PM)
PONTIAC        - 52 MPH (225 PM)
MORRIS         - 51 MPH (225 PM)
STERLING       - 50 MPH (435 PM)
KANKAKEE       - 50 MPH (244 PM)
DEKALB         - 47 MPH (205 PM)
JOLIET         - 46 MPH (243 PM)
ROCHELLE       - 45 MPH (345 PM)

THE FOLLOWING PEAK WIND GUSTS ARE FROM VARIOUS PRIVATE AND SCHOOL
WEATHER STATIONS AND ARE ALSO NOT QUALITY CONTROLLED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE.

NAPERVILLE       - 56 MPH
GLENVIEW         - 54 MPH
LINCOLNSHIRE     - 53 MPH
MATTESON         - 53 MPH
MINOOKA          - 52 MPH
SAUK VILLAGE     - 52 MPH
WGN TV           - 52 MPH
GENEVA           - 51 MPH
LIBERTYVILLE EOC - 51 MPH
MARSEILLES       - 51 MPH
WHEATON          - 51 MPH
WAUKEGAN         - 50 MPH
ALGONQUIN        - 50 MPH
SCHAUMBURG       - 49 MPH
ORLAND PARK      - 49 MPH
MCHENRY          - 49 MPH
ADDISON          - 48 MPH
DEKALB           - 47 MPH
GURNEE           - 46 MPH
ITASCA           - 46 MPH
LINDENHURST      - 45 MPH
ELGIN            - 45 MPH
FOX LAKE         - 45 MPH
BUFFALO GROVE    - 44 MPH
LAGRANGE         - 44 MPH
PARK RIDGE       - 43 MPH
RENSSELAER       - 43 MPH
ONARGA           - 41 MPH

THE FOLLOWING ARE MAXIMUM WIND GUSTS RECORDED ON WEDNESDAY AT LAKE
MICHIGAN MARINE WEATHER STATIONS AND BUOYS OWNED AND MAINTAINED BY
NOAA.

CHICAGO CRIB (~85` EL)    - 76 MPH/66 KNOTS (400 PM)
MICHIGAN CITY (~70` EL)   - 64 MPH/56 KNOTS (515 PM)
NORTH BUOY (~11` EL)      - 59 MPH/51 KNOTS (950 AM)
WAUKEGAN HARBOR (~30` EL) - 56 MPH/49 KNOTS (250 PM)
BURNS HARBOR (~33` EL)    - 55 MPH/48 KNOTS (200 PM)
SOUTH BUOY (16` EL)       - 52 MPH/45 KNOTS (850 PM)
CALUMET HARBOR (~30` EL)  - 51 MPH/44 KNOTS (154 PM)

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IZZI/RC


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