Wind Advisory issued for parts of SW IA: 11/8/13

Weather

November 8th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

845 AM CST FRI NOV 8 2013

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING…STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA BETWEEN 11 AM AND 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTH AND INCREASE TO AROUND 30 MPH BY LATE MORNING. DURING THE AFTERNOON THE WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHWEST AND REMAIN STRONG WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 45 MPH. BY EVENING…THE WINDS WILL DECREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH.

* IMPACTS…STRONG AND GUSTY CROSS WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT ON EAST-WEST ROADS. THE WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF BLOWING AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH CANS AND OUTDOOR FURNITURE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.