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UPDATED: High wind warning remains for Monday


This news story was published on January 1, 2012.
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MONDAY AND TONIGHT
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH WILL BE SEEN THROUGH MID DAY. THE WINDS WILL SLOWLY DECREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON WITH A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN WIND SPEEDS SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET.

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WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

* WIND…NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1045 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2012

VERY STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY…

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN TODAY WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH COMMON.

WRIGHT-FRANKLIN-BUTLER-BREMER-WEBSTER-HAMILTON-HARDIN-GRUNDY-
BLACK HAWK-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-BOONE-STORY-MARSHALL-TAMA-
AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-POLK-JASPER-POWESHIEK-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-
WARREN-MARION-MAHASKA-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-LUCAS-MONROE-WAPELLO-
TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CLARION…HAMPTON…ALLISON…WAVERLY…
FORT DODGE…WEBSTER CITY…ELDORA…GRUNDY CENTER…WATERLOO…
DENISON…CARROLL…JEFFERSON…BOONE…AMES…MARSHALLTOWN…
TOLEDO…AUDUBON…GUTHRIE CENTER…ADEL…DES MOINES…NEWTON…
GRINNELL…ATLANTIC…GREENFIELD…WINTERSET…INDIANOLA…
KNOXVILLE…OSKALOOSA…CORNING…CRESTON…OSCEOLA…CHARITON…
ALBIA…OTTUMWA…BEDFORD…MOUNT AYR…LEON…CORYDON…
CENTERVILLE…BLOOMFIELD
1045 AM CST SUN JAN 1 2012

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS…THE WIND MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH AND PROLONGED ENOUGH FOR TREE AND PROPERTY DAMAGE TO OCCUR. IN ADDITION…POWER OUTAGES DUE TO TREE DAMAGE MAY BE POSSIBLE.

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

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