(Des Moines) The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Advisory for western Iowa this afternoon. In addition a Wind Chill Advisory is also in effect. Forecasters say gusty winds this morning will subside during the mid to late morning hours. An Arctic cold front will arrive this afternoon over northern Iowa and sweep south through out the day.
The risk for snow squalls developing along the boundary is increasing. These squalls would enhance the wind even further in addition to bringing rapidly deteriorating conditions. If these squalls do develop, a switch to winter headlines may be required.
A High Wind Warning remains in effect from 3:00 p.m. this afternoon to midnight tonight. Strong west-northwest winds from 30-to-40 miles per hour, gusting to 65-miles per hour are expected to develop late this afternoon and evening. Significant wind gusts today in excess of 60-miles per hour could cause structural or tree damage. In addition travel will be difficult especially for high profile vehicles.
January 26, 2014