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NWS: High Wind WARNING

NWSURGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
112 PM CST WED FEB 19 2014

...HIGH WINDS WITH SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...

.HIGH WINDS WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT FROM THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT AS
A COLD FRONT PLUNGES SOUTH ACROSS WESTERN KANSAS. WINDS WILL
DECREASE SOME THURSDAY BUT STILL BE QUITE STRONG. LIGHT SNOW WILL
BEGIN AFTER MIDNIGHT, AND BLOWING SNOW COULD BE A PROBLEM WITH
REDUCED VISIBILITIES ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST-CENTRAL KANSAS.

TREGO-ELLIS-SCOTT-LANE-NESS-RUSH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKEENEY...CEDAR BLUFF RESERVOIR...
HAYS...ELLIS...SCOTT CITY...DIGHTON...NESS CITY...LA CROSSE...
RUSH CENTER
112 PM CST WED FEB 19 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM
CST THURSDAY...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DODGE CITY HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM CST THURSDAY.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS BETWEEN 3 AM AND 8 AM EARLY THURSDAY
  MORNING. STRONG WINDS CONTINUING THROUGH THE DAY THURSDAY.

* WINDS...NORTH-NORTHWEST AT 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60
  MPH...DECREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH GUSTS TO 50 MPH DURING THE DAY
  THURSDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ESPECIALLY ALONG EAST-WEST
  ROADS... AND NEAR GRAIN ELEVATORS AND WIND BREAKS. LIGHT
  STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH HIGH GUSTS UP TO 60
  MPH.

* OTHER IMPACTS...LIGHT SNOW WITH AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW ALONG AND
  NORTH OF HIGHWAY 96 MAY REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BELOW ONE HALF OF
  A MILE AT TIMES. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING.  MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR THE LATEST
INFORMATION...UPDATES...STATEMENTS....FORECASTS...AND WARNINGS.

WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

 

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