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Satellite Spies System That Sent Strong Winds Through Chicago

The low pressure system whipping up winds in the Midwest was imaged by NOAA's GOES satellite. (Image credit: NOAA)

The Windy City lived up to its name yesterday, as a weather system swept through the city bring wind gusts of up to 60 mph (96 kph).

The deep low pressure system brought strong winds through Chicago and communities along Lake Michigan in Illinois, Ohio and Indiana. This low pressure center seen over the Great Lakes in this GOES satellite image taken today (Oct. 20) will slowly move northeastward into Canada by Friday.

The system will pull moisture inland from the Atlantic into parts of the Midwest producing moderate to heavy rain over the Great Lakes/Ohio Valley and parts of northern New England.

The system brought wave heights near 20 feet (6 meters) to Chicago's shoreline, causing extensive erosion and unmooring boats at area marinas.

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