Wind Advisory

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Wind Advisory Issued For Chicago Area

Hold on to your hats. Chicago will live up to its nickname as the Windy City on Tuesday, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.


A surfer gets ready to go into Lake Michigan on Halloween, when strong winds whipped up very high waves on the southern shores of the lake. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicago Area Surfers Happy To Hang Ten For Halloween

Lake Michigan was putting on a dramatic show Friday, and forecasters said waves could peak at more than 20 feet. That’s drawing surfers eager to catch a few waves, no matter how cold it might be.


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Today’s Forecast (10/31/14): Wind, Rain, Snow For Halloween

The first – and perhaps worst – trick for Chicagoans this Halloween just might be the wicked weather.


A woman struggles with her umbrella amid strong winds in Chicago on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

High Winds Persist; Flood Risk Continues For Some Rivers

High winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.


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Wind Advisory For Chicago Area

A wind advisory is in effect for the Chicago area until 4 p.m.


Wind soaked rainfall (Credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Winds To Be Joined By Dropping Temperatures, Rain, Snow Showers

Sunday night could be a perfect time to watch a Chicago Bears game … as long as you’re indoors.



Hot, Sticky And Windy With A High Of 90 Degrees

It’s Bermuda shorts and sunscreen weather, as the high hits a tropical 90 degrees Thursday and a roasting wind prompts an advisory.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012


Cool Temperatures, Winds Up To 40 MPH For Afternoon

The pouring rain is over now, but plastic bags and other detritus might be flying through the air as the wind gusts to 40 mph.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Wild Weather Night Expected; Strong Winds, Hail, ‘Downpours’ Possible

Torrential downpours, cloud-to-ground lightning, wind gusts in excess of 70 mph, and hail as large as golf balls could all be in store for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana Sunday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.


Wednesday Weather

Temperature Could Jump To Low 70s In Some Areas

The temperature Wednesday will climb to surpass the balmy conditions seen across the area a day earlier.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Warm Day At Daley Plaza

April-Like Temperatures To Drop Through Afternoon

Enjoy the warm temperatures while they last, because the wind will pick up and the conditions will get colder in the afternoon.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Wind Damage: Car Crushed

High Winds Bring Major Damage, Waves Close Part Of Lakefront Bike Path

The blasting winds resulted in serious damage overnight, from bricks that came crashing down onto parked cars to dangerous electrical fires. Huge waves from the wind also forced the closure of part of Chicago’s Lakefront Bike Path.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

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High Winds, Rain To Sweep Into Chicago Area

The beautiful weather last week and earlier this weekend is but a memory now, as blasting winds and bone-chilling rain settle on the area.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011