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Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch
Issued: 5:46 PM EST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... 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.



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