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Here’s which areas saw the highest wind gusts from the Chicago-area storm – NBC Chicago

Although the line of storms in the Chicago area was not as violent as some initial forecasts had predicted, it brought heavy rain, thunderstorms and high winds Wednesday afternoon.

In some areas, nearly 4,000 utility customers were left without power on Wednesday evening, according to ComEd.

Early Thursday morning, a traffic light pole fell on top of a vehicle in Lincoln Park near W. Armitage Ave. and N. Halstead St., thanks to the wind. It also overturned a tractor-trailer at Wilton Center and knocked down tree branches at other locations, according to the National Weather Service.

Which areas experienced the strongest gusts? According to National Weather Service in Chicagohere’s a breakdown.

  • Chicago (O’Hare): 83 km/h
  • Chicago Midway: 81 km/h
  • Morris: 81 km/h
  • Waukegan: 81 km/h
  • Sugar bowl: 44 mph
  • Pontiac: 43 km/h

The storm left behind cooler than average temperatures, with highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s, as well as wind gusts of up to 50 mph.

A wind advisory is in effect Thursday for the entire state of Illinois from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.



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