Wind Advisory issued for the western 1/2 of Iowa Thursday

News, Weather

October 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES ADDED TO ADVISORY:

CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR AND RINGGOLD.

410 AM CDT THU OCT 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA AROUND SUNRISE AND REMAIN STRONG AND GUSTY THROUGH THE DAY. THE GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SOME BY SUNSET THIS EVENING.

WEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED. THE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. IN ADDITION…LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS MAY BE BLOWN AROUND.