Wind Advisory posted for Saturday night through Sunday Night

News, Weather

December 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Wind Advisory in effect from 6-p.m. Saturday through 6-p.m. Sunday, for the following counties:

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR and RINGGOLD COUNTIES
Issued 332 PM CST FRI DEC 30 2011

TIMING…WINDS SHOULD INCREASE EARLY SATURDAY EVENING AND REMAIN   STRONG THROUGH SUNDAY. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY BE DURING   THE DAY ON SUNDAY.

WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS FROM 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 45 TO   50 MPH.

IMPACTS…THE PROLONGED PERIOD OF STRONG WINDS WILL IMPACT   TRAVEL, ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES OVER THE HOLIDAY  WEEKEND. MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE WITH WIND SPEEDS OF  THIS MAGNITUDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING  DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.