Wind Advisory in effect from Noon-until 6pm Wed. (1/11/12) for SW IA

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January 11th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

300 AM CST WED JAN 11 2012 …STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH THE DAY…

.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WERE BEGINNING TO SPREAD INTO NORTHEAST NEBRASKA EARLY THIS MORNING BEHIND A COLD FRONT. THE COLD FRONT AND THE STRONG WINDS WILL OVERSPREAD EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA DURING THE MORNING. A PERIOD OF SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES MAY ALSO ACCOMPANY THE WINDS LATER THIS MORNING. WINDS

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN A WIND ADVISORY: HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM CST THIS EVENING. STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY LATE THIS MORNING AND LAST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH OR HIGHER ARE POSSIBLE.

STRONG WINDS MAY MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. LOOSE OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH CANS MAY ALSO BE BLOWN AWAY. LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS MAY ACCOMPANY THE WINDS WHICH COULD REDUCE VISIBILITY.

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