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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
630 PM CDT THU MAY 24 2012

...HIGHEST OBSERVED WIND GUSTS ON THURSDAY...

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE HIGHEST OBSERVED WIND GUSTS FROM AUTOMATED
SENSORS ON THURSDAY ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA THROUGH
630 PM. OBSERVATIONS WERE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL...AND
HIGHER GUSTS MAY HAVE HAPPENED AT SOME SENSORS BETWEEN OBSERVATIONS. THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.

THE HIGHEST OBSERVED GUSTS ACROSS THE AREA WERE 56 MPH AT 2 W OF
PONTIAC...54 MPH AT 3 SSE STEWARD...AND 49 MPH AT ROCKFORD AIRPORT.


...ILLINOIS...

...WINNEBAGO COUNTY...

ROCKFORD AIRPORT (ASOS)                         144 PM MAY 24     49 MPH
2 E NEW MILLFORD (MESOWEST)                     200 PM MAY 24     36 MPH

...WILL COUNTY...

LOCKPORT (HADS)                                 500 PM MAY 24     43 MPH
ROMEOVILLE (AWOS)                               615 PM MAY 24     40 MPH
PEOTONE (APRSWXNET)                             410 PM MAY 24     36 MPH

...OGLE COUNTY...

ROCHELLE (AWOS)                                 515 PM MAY 24     47 MPH

...MCHENRY COUNTY...

3 NNW UNION (APRSWXNET)                         517 PM MAY 24     39 MPH
2 ESE LAKEWOOD (885 FT)(APRSWXNET)              525 PM MAY 24     35 MPH

...LIVINGSTON COUNTY...

2 W PONTIAC (MESOWEST)                          531 PM MAY 24     56 MPH
PONTIAC (AWOS)                                  615 PM MAY 24     44 MPH
2 WNW CAMPUS (APRSWXNET)                        537 PM MAY 24     35 MPH

...LEE COUNTY...

3 SSE STEWARD (MESOWEST)                        430 PM MAY 24     54 MPH
SUBLETTE (APRSWXNET)                            212 PM MAY 24     43 MPH
2 WNW DIXON (APRSWXNET)                         540 PM MAY 24     43 MPH

...LAKE COUNTY...

WAUKEGAN (ASOS)                                 548 PM MAY 24     36 MPH
1 NNW LAKE ZURICH (APRSWXNET)                   457 PM MAY 24     35 MPH

...LA SALLE COUNTY...

OTTAWA (APRSWXNET)                              334 PM MAY 24     47 MPH
PERU (AWOS)                                     555 PM MAY 24     46 MPH
UTICA (IEM)                                     300 PM MAY 24     41 MPH
2 SE LA SALLE (MESOWEST)                        316 PM MAY 24     39 MPH

...KANKAKEE COUNTY...

KANKAKEE (AWOS)                                 435 PM MAY 24     35 MPH
2 NE BRADLEY (APRSWXNET)                        538 PM MAY 24     35 MPH

...KANE COUNTY...

3 WNW GENEVA (URBANET)                          500 PM MAY 24     49 MPH
SUGAR GROVE/AURORA (ASOS)                       357 PM MAY 24     48 MPH
1 W BATAVIA (APRSWXNET)                         432 PM MAY 24     43 MPH
1 SE HUNTLEY (APRSWXNET)                        529 PM MAY 24     35 MPH

...GRUNDY COUNTY...

MORRIS (AWOS)                                   255 PM MAY 24     40 MPH
1 W CARBON HILL (APRSWXNET)                    1230 PM MAY 24     40 MPH

...FORD COUNTY...

1 WSW PAXTON (MESOWEST)                         517 PM MAY 24     42 MPH

...DUPAGE COUNTY...

DUPAGE AIRPORT (ASOS)                           432 PM MAY 24     43 MPH
1 S LOMBARD (URBANET)                           549 PM MAY 24     36 MPH
1 SW ROSELLE (APRSWXNET)                        400 PM MAY 24     36 MPH

...DE KALB COUNTY...

1 E SYCAMORE(MESOWEST)                          534 PM MAY 24     48 MPH
DE KALB (AWOS)                                  435 PM MAY 24     47 MPH

...COOK COUNTY...

3 NE PALATINE (MESOWEST)                        446 PM MAY 24     44 MPH
CHICAGO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT (ASOS)                506 PM MAY 24     43 MPH
OHARE INTL AIRPORT (ASOS)                       337 PM MAY 24     41 MPH
1 NNW ROSELLE (MESOWEST)                        447 PM MAY 24     41 MPH
MIDWAY AIRPORT (ASOS)                           438 PM MAY 24     40 MPH
LAKEVIEW (APRSWXNET)                            313 PM MAY 24     39 MPH
1 WNW HICKORY HILLS (APRSWXNET)                 520 PM MAY 24     37 MPH
1 SE SOUTH CHICAGO (NOS-NWLON)                  330 PM MAY 24     37 MPH
1 SE HARWOOD HEIGHTS (APRSWXNET)                535 PM MAY 24     37 MPH
2 WNW BURNHAM (HADS)                            500 PM MAY 24     36 MPH
1 SSW NORRIDGE (APRSWXNET)                      531 PM MAY 24     36 MPH
1 NNW GLENVIEW (URBANET)                        440 PM MAY 24     35 MPH

...BOONE COUNTY...

5 E LOVES PARK (APRSWXNET)                      425 PM MAY 24     36 MPH

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...INDIANA...

...NEWTON COUNTY...

5 NE MOROCCO (APRSWXNET)                        506 PM MAY 24     35 MPH

...LAKE COUNTY...

GARY (AWOS)                                     545 PM MAY 24     35 MPH
EAST CHICAGO (APRSWXNET)                        607 PM MAY 24     35 MPH
2 WSW WHITING (INDOT)                           545 PM MAY 24     35 MPH

...JASPER COUNTY...

RENSSELAER (AWOS)                               555 PM MAY 24     35 MPH

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...OFFSHORE LAKE MICHIGAN REPORTING STATIONS...

HARRISON CRIB (85 FT)(MARITIME)                 445 PM MAY 24     38 MPH


Meteorology

Meteorology Behind the Gusts


Wind Impacts

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
738 PM CDT THU MAY 24 2012

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0214 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 3 W ROCKTON             42.45N 89.13W
05/24/2012                   WINNEBAGO          IL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            NEAR IL75, 3 FOOT DIAMETER TREE DOWN OVER EASTBOUND LANE.
            TRAFFIC BEING DIVERTED.

0228 PM     NON-TSTM WND DMG 2 E ROCHELLE            41.92N 89.02W
05/24/2012                   OGLE               IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            A 44000 POUND SEMI TRUCK TRAILER WAS BLOWN OVER ON THE
            OFF RAMP OF INTERSTATE 39 AT IL HIGHWAY 38.

0330 PM     DUST STORM       FRANKLIN GROVE          41.84N 89.30W
05/24/2012                   LEE                IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            BLOWING DUST IN RURAL LEE COUNTY.

0341 PM     DUST STORM       4 SSE MAPLE PARK        41.86N 88.56W
05/24/2012                   KANE               IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY REPORTED ON INTERSTATE 88 WITH THE
            INTERSTATE CLOSED AT WATSON ROAD DUE TO AN ACCIDENT
            CAUSED BY BLOWING DUST.


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