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High Winds for the Plains Thursday and Friday

26 Oct 2017, 10:08 am

 

A strong cold front moving through the central part of the U.S. will bring cold temperatures and strong winds to the Plains states.   High wind warnings and wind advisories have been issued from the Northern Plains all the way south into Texas.

The upper-level winds are very impressive with this trough as it dominates the Northern, Southern and Central Plains!

Severe Wind Alerts

High wind warnings are mainly confined to the Dakotas and some isolated parts of Wyoming.  A high wind warning means that winds will be consistently above 30 mph and wind gusts over 50 mph.  Wind speeds this strong can lead to property damage, downed trees and power outages.  Farther south into parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas a wind advisory is in effect for Thursday night and Friday morning.  A wind advisory means winds of 35 mph are expected and dangerous travel conditions will be possible.

These strong winds will weaken for the start of the weekend.

 

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

 

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