HIGH WIND WARNING THURSDAY (replaces High Wind Watch)

Weather

January 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING EFFECTIVE 6-AM THURSDAY UNTIL 9-PM FOR COUNTIES ALONG AND NORTH OF I-80, EXCEPT FOR MONONA, HARRISON & POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES, WHERE THE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 8-AM TO 8-PM THURSDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…WINDS WILL INCREASE BY EARLY MORNING THURSDAY AND WILL REMAIN STRONG THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH THURSDAY…WITH GUSTS FROM 55-TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS…LOOSE OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN ABOUT BY THE STRONG WINDS. IN ADDITION SMALL TREE BRANCHES MAY BREAK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.