Wind Advisories issued Thu. for sw. IA; High Wind Warning replaces earlier Watch

Weather

January 15th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM CST THURSDAY…

ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD COUNTIES:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM CST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY AND IN DES MOINES HAVE ISSUED WIND ADVISORIES FOR SOUTHWEST IOWA BEGINNING THURSDAY MORNING.

* TIMING…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA THURSDAY 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 ON THURSDAY 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.

IN ADDITION, A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 6-AM THURSDAY THROUGH 6-PM, FOR THOSE COUNTIES ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80. THE HIGH WIND WARNING REPLACES THE WATCH ISSUED EARLIER.