Tuesday, March 06, 2012
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March winds expected to play havoc today

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[March 06, 2012]  According to a 9:32 a.m. advisory from the National Weather Service in Lincoln, strong winds are expected over a large part of central Illinois today (Tuesday).

A wind advisory remains in effect until 6 this evening for the counties of Peoria, Marshall, Woodford, Fulton, Tazewell, McLean, Schuyler, Mason, Logan, DeWitt, Piatt, Champaign, Vermilion, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Coles, Edgar and Shelby, including the cities of Peoria, Bloomington, Normal, Havana, Lincoln, Champaign, Urbana, Danville, Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur, Charleston, Mattoon and Shelbyville:

Timing: Winds will continue to increase through the morning hours and reach advisory criteria from midday through the afternoon hours.

Winds: South winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts above 45 mph will be common.

Impacts: Loose outdoor objects such as lawn furniture and garbage cans will blow around. Driving may be a challenge this afternoon, especially with high-profile vehicles on east-west roads.

Precautionary, preparedness actions: A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts above 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles. Use extra caution.


See wind warnings and advisories by area: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/

[Text from National Weather Service, Lincoln office]


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