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North Iowa Braces for High Wind Warnings Wednesday

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Des Moines IA

907 AM CST Wed Dec 15 2021

 

IAZ004>007-015>017-026>028-038-039-050-062-152315-

/O.CON.KDMX.HW.W.0002.211215T2100Z-211216T0900Z/

Emmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-

Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Grundy-Black Hawk-Tama-Poweshiek-

Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,

Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,

Mason City, Clear Lake, Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville,

Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison, Dumont, Waverly,

Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg, Waterloo,

Cedar Falls, Tama, Toledo, Traer, Dysart, Gladbrook, and Grinnell

907 AM CST Wed Dec 15 2021

 

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON

TO 3 AM CST THURSDAY…

 

* WHAT…South to southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 60

  to 70 mph possible. Winds will become more westerly later this

  evening.

 

* WHERE…Iowa.

 

* WHEN…From 3 PM Wednesday to 3 AM CST Thursday.

 

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines.

  Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially

  for high profile vehicles such as semi trucks, busses, and

  large SUVs and vans. Fires may spread quickly, with blowing dust

  possible as well.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around

trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of

your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use extreme

caution if you must drive

 

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service La Crosse WI

905 AM CST Wed Dec 15 2021

 

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-152315-

/O.CON.KARX.HW.W.0001.211216T0000Z-211216T1200Z/

Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-

Clayton-

Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon,

Charles City, New Hampton, Oelwein, and Elkader

905 AM CST Wed Dec 15 2021

 

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO

6 AM CST THURSDAY…

 

* WHAT…Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph

  expected.

 

* WHERE…Chickasaw, Floyd, Allamakee, Winneshiek, Clayton,

  Mitchell, Howard and Fayette Counties.

 

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM CST Thursday.

 

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds tonight will blow down trees and power

  lines. Widespread power outages are expected which could mean

  the loss of home heating, possibly for a prolonged period of

  time. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile

  vehicles. Empty semi-trailers will run the risk of being blown

  over.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

 

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around

trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of

your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if

you must drive.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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