(Des Moines) The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Wind Advisory from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. today for several southwest and west central Iowa counties. Those counties include; Adair, Audubon, Cass, Crawford, Carroll, Guthrie, Adams, Union, Taylor, and Ringgold counties.
Forecasters say strong winds will develop by 6:00 a.m. west of Highway 71 by sunrise and increase to near Interstate 35 by 9:00 a.m. and remain strong for the remainder of the day. A corridor between Highway 30 and Highway 34 is expected to experience the highest winds with gusts over 50 miles per hour at times.
Winds will reach 30-35 miles per hour for much of the day with gusts between 45 and 55 miles per hour by late morning through mid-afternoon.
Loose objects will be blown around resulting in minor property damage. High profile vehicles will have difficulty driving especially on north-south roads and interstates.
February 28, 2012