Wind Advisory continues until Noon Monday for areas north of I-80

Weather

February 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

(issued 4:22-a.m. NWS Des Moines)

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until Noon today (Monday), for the following counties in theĀ  KJAN listening area: Audubon, Guthrie, Dallas, Crawford, Carroll and Sac.

STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY TODAY .A STRONG LOW PRESSURE OVER WISCONSIN WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST TODAY OVER THE GREAT LAKES REGION. VERY GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING MUCH OF THE MORNING BEFORE WEAKENING BY THIS AFTERNOON. SOME LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AND BLOWING SNOW IS POSSIBLE WHICH MAY ENHANCE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY…

VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING HOURS BEFORE DIMINISH AFTER MIDDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH…WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. THE WIND WILL MAKE DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES DIFFICULT AND BLOW LOOSE OBJECTS ABOUT. IN ADDITION…PERIODIC LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS COMBINED WITH THE VERY STRONG WINDS WILL LEAD TO BRIEF REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES AND BLOWING SNOW ACROSS ROADWAYS MAY LEAD TO ICE OR SNOW COVERED ROADS IN SOME AREAS.

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.