NWS: Wind warnings dropped, advisories issued

Posted Dec 01, 2019 1:32 PM


The high wind warnings for our area have been canceled and replaced by wind advisories for many counties in the area.


The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita has issued a wind advisory that is in effect through 3 p.m. Sunday for the following counties in our area.


Ellsworth County


Lincoln County


Marion County


McPherson County


Saline County


Winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to around 50 mph will  remain possible through mid afternoon, according to NWS.


Gusty winds could blow around unsecured light weight objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.


Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


Additionally, NWS in Topeka has issued a wind advisory in effect until 11 a.m. Sunday for the following counties in our area


Clay County


Cloud County


Dickinson County


Ottawa County


Republic County


West to northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. The strongest winds will likely occur in areas of higher terrain. The strongest northwesterly winds are most likely through the early morning hours, winds should gradually decrease late Sunday morning.


Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects such as holiday decorations. Small tree limbs may be blown down and isolated power outages are possible.


Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle on north to south roads. Secure outdoor objects.

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