(Omaha) The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the extreme southwest Iowa Counties today. Forecasters say Page, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont, Pottawattamie, Shelby, Crawford and Harrison Counties are under the advisory from
3:00 p.m. this afternoon to 9:00 p.m. this evening.
According to the National Weather Service brisk southeast to south winds this morning will shift to the west and northwest and increase later this afternoon and continue into the evening hours. Wind speeds of 10-to-20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30-miles per hour this morning are expected to increase to 25-to-30 miles per hour with gusts up 40-miles per hour during the afternoon and early evening hours. These strong winds will make driving potentially hazardous during the afternoon and evening, especially for light weight or high profile vehicles.
A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds between of 30-to39-miles per hour or gusts between 45-to-57 miles per hour are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
February 10, 2013