Wind Gusts in Excess of 60 MPH Reported Across Illinois, Indiana

A high wind warning has expired for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, but not before some eye-popping wind gusts struck the region.

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, the highest-reported wind gust was recorded at Valparaiso’s airport. A wind gust clocked in at 66 miles per hour at the airport, according to the National Weather Service, and was one of at least five wind gusts that exceeded the 60 mph threshold.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport recorded a wind gust of 61 mph on Wednesday, according to the weather service. The Harrison-Dever Crib, located approximately three miles off the shores of Chicago, clocked a wind gust of 64 mph.

Michigan City in northwest Indiana recorded a gust of 61 mph, and Peru Airport, located in LaSalle County, registered a 63 mph wind gust.

Here are some of the other biggest wind gusts of the day from the National Weather Service:

Cook County –

Chicago Executive Airport 55 mph

Hyde Park 55 mph

Lansing Airport 51 mph

Lynwood 51 mph

Midway Airport 58 mph

Navy Pier 56 mph

O’Hare International Airport 61 mph

DeKalb County –

DeKalb Airport 58 mph

DuPage County –

DuPage Airport 59 mph

Grundy County –

Morris Airport 52 mph

Kane County –

Aurora 57 mph

Aurora Airport 59 mph

Kankakee County –

Kankakee Airport 56 mph

Lake County –

Waukegan Airport 52 mph

LaSalle County –

Peru Airport 63 mph

Livingston County –

Pontiac Airport 55 mph

Will County –

Joliet Airport 46 mph

Lewis Airport 52 mph

Winnebago County –

Rockford Airport 59 mph


Lake County –

Gary Airport 47 mph

LaPorte County –

Michigan City 60 mph

Porter County –

Valparaiso 66 mph

Not all wind speeds are considered official, according to the National Weather Service.

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