How High Did Wind Speeds Get Thursday in Area Communities?

How did high wind gusts affect you? Any damage to your home, power outages or downed trees? Let us know in the comments section.

Just how high did wind speeds get overnight? 

The National Weather Service recorded a wind gust of a whopping 70 mph at the Harrison Dever Crib, which is located about three miles offshore from Chicago, at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, according to the NWS. 

Elburn, in Kane County, reported downed tree limbs and siding coming off of a house at 8:01 p.m. on Thursday, according to the NWS. The community saw measured wind gusts of 51 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph. 
A wind advisory is in effect for Kane, DuPage, Cook, Lake, McHenry, Will, Kendall, Grundy, DeKalb and Kankakee counties through 3 p.m. Friday, according to the NWS. South to west winds gusting to 45 mph is expected. 

Here is a look at what the NWS recorded for wind speeds overnight Thursday in communities throughout the Chicago area: 
  • Midway Airport: 59 mph at 8:24 p.m. Thursday 
  • Waukegan: 58 mph at 8:45 p.m. Thursday
  • Shorewood in Will County: 58 mph at 8:04 p.m. Thursday
  • Sugar Grove in Kane County: 58 mph at 6:37 p.m. Thursday
  • Lombard: High-sustained winds of 40 mph at 7:39 p.m. Thursday
  • Carbon Hill in Grundy County: 63 mph at 7:22 p.m. on Thursday

How did high wind gusts affect you? Any damage to your home, power outages or downed trees? Let us know in the comments section. 


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