A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 11-am to 8-pm today for southwest/southern IA

Weather

January 16th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CST THIS EVENING…AND FROM 9-AM TO 9-PM FOR ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR & RINGGOLD COUNTIES.

* TIMING…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA THIS MORNING AND BE ESPECIALLY STRONG FROM LATE MORNING INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS.

* WINDS…SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 55 MPH ARE LIKELY.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE OR LIGHT VEHICLES. IF POSSIBLE SECURE OR SHELTER OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS AND LAWN 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.