Wind Gusts Over 50 MPH Reported Near Chicago

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14 April 2018 | 11:37 pm

Heavy winds and rain have made the weekend an unpleasant one for the Chicago area, and some areas reported gusts of up to 50 MPH or more.

In Shorewood on Saturday morning, a wind gust of 52 miles per hour was reported, according to the National Weather Service. It was one of three wind gusts that exceeded the 50 MPH threshold, according to the NWS.

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Here are some of the highest wind gusts recorded on Saturday:

Shorewood: 52 MPH

Rockford Airport: 51 MPH

Poplar Grove: 50 MPH

Aurora Airport: 47 MPH

Hyde Park: 46 MPH

DuPage Airport: 46 MPH

Rockdale: 45 MPH

Waukegan Airport: 45 MPH

Dixon: 43 MPH

Batavia: 41 MPH

DeKalb Airport: 41 MPH

O’Hare International Airport: 40 MPH

Because of the high winds, a Lakeshore Flood Warning has been issued for Cook and Lake counties in northeast Illinois, and a Wind Advisory remains in effect for all of northern Illinois, including Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, and McHenry counties until 7 p.m. Saturday night. 

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