Saturday, September 22, 2012

Another Windy Day Greets Midwesterners

The first day of fall greets Midwesterners with a lot of wind, as the region is stuck between two cold fronts- one of which moved through yesterday, the other which has yet to move down through the region.

Latest observed sustained wind speeds shows as much as 20 MPH being reported near the Quad Cities area, with a windy 18 observed in Chicago at this hour. Small branches have been brought down across parts of the Chicagoland area, and this appears to be the case as well in eastern Iowa.

Forecasts from the WRF Model indicate that these winds will be dying down as the day progresses into the afternoon. This windy day comes just on the heels of a slightly windier day two days ago, when slightly larger tree branches had come down- some around the 1-2 inch threshold.


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