Wind wreaks havoc on parts of the QC area

WQAD viewer Don Davis shared this photo February 11, 2013 after he says wind caused this tree to snap and fall on a car in Rock Island.

WQAD viewer Don Davis shared this photo February 11, 2013 after he says wind caused this tree to snap and fall on a car in Rock Island.

Winds that sometimes gusted over 50 miles per hour brought a noisy night and some damage to the Quad Cities area.

 

WQAD viewer Don Davis shared a photo of a tree he says fell on a car in Rock Island because of the strong winds.

 

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory Sunday night, February 10 until 3 p.m. Monday, February 11, 2013 for most counties in the area.    A wind advisory means winds of 30 miles per hour or greater are expected.

 

Winds remained sustained at 25 to 35 miles per hour with 40 to 50 mile-per-hour gusts.

 

Travel was especially difficult for lightweight and high-profile vehicles.  The wind also caused snow to blow and drift along the Highway 20 corridor north of the Quad Cities.

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