By SALINA POST
UPDATE 4:45 p.m. Wednesday: Salina officially has had a wind gust of 89 mph at the airport. There also are reports of 91 mph gusts.
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A brief, but intense line of storms this afternoon put an end to Salina's streak of no measurable precipitation.
According to the official weather station at the Salina Regional Airport, Salina received 0.07 of an inch of rain just before 3 p.m. (And 0.01 of an inch within the following hour.) Until that storm blew through, Salina was working on Day 49 of having no measurable precipitation.
The storm also coincided with Salina's strongest wind gust - so far - of 82 mph.
A high wind warning continues for Saline County, Ellsworth County, Lincoln County, and McPherson County until 9 p.m. Wednesday. Southwest winds of 30 to 50 mph with gusts up to 70 mph are still forecast.
Despite the brief rain, a red flag warning remains in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Additionally, a blowing dust advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Visibility between one quarter mile and one mile in blowing dust is expected.