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Just a minute

October 25th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Just wait a minute and the weather will change.  Well, not this time.  My weather station has only been up and running for a short time.  Frankly, it has been as sadly boring as I have been.   Just a trace of rain and more calm than breeze.  Well, the time scale is changing.  We're due for at least two days of cyclonic winds.  If you don't see me around, it could be the power is out.   Online, you can check the winds and see if I'm updating it every few seconds.  That'll mean the power is on.

 

Wind Advisory

Statement as of 4:36 PM EDT on October 25, 2010

… Wind Advisory in effect from 7 am CDT /8 am EDT/ Tuesday to
7 PM CDT /8 PM EDT/ Wednesday…

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Wind Advisory… which is in effect from 7 am CDT /8 am EDT/ Tuesday to 7 PM CDT /8 PM EDT/ Wednesday. The high wind watch is no longer in effect.

* Timing… Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.

* Winds… sustained at 30 to 40 mph… with gusts around 50 mph.

* Impacts… falling tree branches and sporadic power outages can be expected. Travel may become difficult… especially with high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult… especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

 

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:30 am CDT on October 25, 2010

How the upcoming cyclone ranks among other notable cyclones over the  Great Lakes.

Rank event date minimum central pressure

1. Great Ohio blizzard 1/26/1978 950 hpa /28.05 in/

2. Upcoming event 10/26-27/2010 959 hpa* /28.35 in/

3. Armistice day storm 11/11/1940 967 hpa /28.55 in/
     anniversary storm 11/10/1998 967 hpa /28.55 in/

4. Cyclone of 1913 11/7-9/1913 968 hpa /28.60 in/
    /Aka white hurricane/

5. Edmund Fitzgerald storm 11/10/1975 980 hpa /28.95 in/

* average among several current forecast models

 

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