Nov. 10 Storm Recap — Sugar Grove Leads Region With 79 MPH Wind Gusts

Nov. 10 Storm Recap — Sugar Grove Leads Region With 79 MPH Wind Gusts

Sugar Grove recorded the highest wind gusts in Northern Illinois during the Nov. 10 storm that took down trees, damaged homes and might have produced a few brief tornadoes.

Batavia also made the National Weather Service Chicago list of Peak Measured Thunderstorm Wind Gusts, with a speed of 58 mph.

Large hail in the Rockford area. Relayed via WREX, and Jon. (CREDIT: NWS Chicago)

According to a report by the National Weather Service Chicago, a strengthening low-pressure system caused strong winds ahead of and behind a powerful cold front on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

In addition, a fast-moving line of severe thunderstorms moved across the area from mid afternoon through the early evening.

The line of severe thunderstorms produced numerous observed severe wind gusts, some significant. There were pockets of extensive wind damage, and a few brief tornadoes may have occurred (but no tornadoes have yet been confirmed as of the early morning of Nov. 11.

Hail larger than a quarter (1 inch in diameter) was observed in portions of Winnebago County.

SOURCE: National Weather Service Chicago