Wind Advisories in effect this (Wed.) afternoon & this evening

Weather

March 26th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR- MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD

337 AM CDT WED MAR 26 2014

A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TODAY UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING, AND FROM 1-TO 8-PM FOR MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT AND PAGE COUNTIES.

* TIMING…SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE SLOWLY THIS MORNING AND WILL BE COME STRONG BY THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS UNTIL AROUND SUNSET.

* WINDS…SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH THIS MORNING WILL BECOME SOUTH BY THIS AFTERNOON AND INCREASE TO AROUND 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ANY OUTDOOR OBJECTS THAT ARE NOT FASTENED DOWN WILL LIKELY BE BLOWN AROUND DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS. IN ADDITION…THERE WILL BE AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON. ANY FIRE THAT STARTS MAY SPREAD QUICKLY DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF HUMIDITY AROUND 30 PERCENT WITH THE STRONG WINDS AND DRY GRASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.