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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Chicago IL
446 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019

...Strong Winds Late Saturday Night Through Sunday Evening...

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
230515-
/O.COR.KLOT.HW.A.0001.190224T0900Z-190225T0300Z/
Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-DuPage-Cook-
La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Kankakee-Livingston-Iroquois-Ford-
Lake IN-Porter-Newton-Jasper-Benton-
Including the cities of Rockford, Belvidere, Woodstock, Waukegan,
Oregon, Dixon, DeKalb, Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton, Chicago, Ottawa,
Oswego, Morris, Joliet, Kankakee, Pontiac, Watseka, Paxton, Gary,
Valparaiso, Morocco, Rensselaer, and Fowler
446 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019 /546 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019/

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a High Wind
Watch, which is in effect from late Saturday night through Sunday
evening.

* TIMING...Very strong winds will develop late Saturday night and
  early Sunday morning following the passage of a strong cold
  front.

* WINDS...Sustained west winds near 35 mph with gusts of 50 to 60
  mph.

* IMPACTS...Difficult travel, especially for high profile vehicles
  on north to south roads. Unsecured objects outdoors blown
  around. Tree limb damage and sporadic power outages possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph...or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

&&

$$

Krein/MTF



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville IL
324 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-019>023-032-033-039-INZ001-002-010-011-019-
232130-
Winnebago-Boone-McHenry-Lake IL-Ogle-Lee-DeKalb-Kane-DuPage-Cook-
La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Kankakee-Livingston-Iroquois-Ford-
Lake IN-Porter-Newton-Jasper-Benton-
324 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019 /424 PM EST Fri Feb 22 2019/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of North Central
Illinois...Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Elevated Ice accumulation Risk.

DISCUSSION...

  Freezing rain will develop overnight and transition to rain
  Saturday morning. There could be a brief period of ice
  accumulation, especially in areas north of I-80 and northwest
  of I-55. Areas northwest of a line from Ogle to McHenry
  counties are expected to see the most accumulation.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

Saturday...
  Limited Thunderstorm Risk.
  Elevated Non-Thunderstorm Wind Risk late Saturday night.
  Elevated Ice Accumulation Risk early Saturday morning.
Sunday...
  Limited Excessive Cold Risk.
  Elevated Non-Thunderstorm Wind Risk.
Monday and Tuesday...
  Limited Excessive Cold Risk.

DISCUSSION:

  Some lingering light freezing rain is possible early Saturday
  morning near the Wisconsin border.

  Very strong and, potentially, damaging non-thunderstorm winds
  are expected early Sunday morning into Sunday evening.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

  Spotter activation will not be necessary through tonight.

$$



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