Apr 11, 2020 9:52 PM

UPDATED: NWS issues high wind warnings for the area

Posted Apr 11, 2020 9:52 PM

THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED AS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED HIGH WIND WARNINGS FOR THE COUNTIES IN OUR AREA.

The National Weather Service has moved all of the counties in our area from high wind watches to high wind warnings.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita has issued a high wind warning in effect from 7 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. Monday  for the following counties in our area.

Ellsworth County

Lincoln County

Marion County

McPherson County

Saline County

Northwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph are expected. North winds will quickly develop from west to east on Sunday as a cold front moves through.

Northerly winds will quickly pick up from west to east on Sunday as a cold front moves southeast during the day. 

Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

The strong winds may be accompanied by a wintry mix along the Interstate 70 corridor in the afternoon causing periods of reduced 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.

NWS in Topeka has issued a high wind warning from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday for the following counties in our area.

Clay County

Cloud County

Dickinson County

Ottawa County

Republic County

North winds sustained at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected.

Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

NWS in Hastings, Neb., has issued a high wind warning from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday for the following counties in our area.

Jewell County

Mitchell County

Damaging winds could cause damage to trees and power lines. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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.