Saline, other area counties in high wind warnings

Posted Nov 29, 2019 10:02 PM

Gold indicates the warning area. Tan indicates a wind advisory. Yellow indicates hazardous weather outlook. Map courtesy

NWS in Wichita


It looks like our Saturday will be even more blustery.


The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita has placed the following counties in a high wind warning from 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.


Ellsworth County


Lincoln County 


McPherson County


Saline County


West winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph are expected.


Damaging winds could blow down large tree limbs and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be dangerous, especially for high profile vehicles.


Take action to fasten or store loose objects prior to the onset of winds. Consider taking in holiday decorations that could become airborne.


People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around

trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of

your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.


Additionally, NWS in Wichita has placed Marion County in a high wind warning from 9 a.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.


West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected.


Damaging winds could blow down large tree limbs and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel could be dangerous, especially for high profile vehicles.


Take action to fasten or store loose objects prior to the onset of winds. Consider taking in holiday decorations that could become airborne.


People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around

trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of

your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.


NWS in Topeka has issued a high wind warning effective from noon Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday for the following counties in our area.


Cloud County


Ottawa County


Republic County


West to northwest winds sustained of 40 mph or higher are possible with wind gusts of 58 mph or greater at times.


Damaging winds may blow down branches and trees and any loose objects are expected to be carried a far distance. Some power outages may occur with winds this strong. Driving on north and south bound roadways will be particularly hazardous especially in high profile vehicles. Use caution if you must drive.


NWS in Hastings, Neb., has issued a dense fog advisory and a high wind warning for the following counties in our area.


Jewell County


Mitchell County


The dense fog advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog is expected.


The high wind warning is in effect from noon Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday.


Northwest winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected.


Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Isolated power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult,  especially for high profile vehicles. Hazardous driving  conditions due to low visibility.


People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around

trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of

your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.


If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of

distance ahead of you.

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