Wind wreaks havoc on parts of the QC area

Posted on: 2:00 pm, February 11, 2013, by , updated on: 02:02pm, February 11, 2013

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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