High Wind Warnings Issued for Easter Sunday

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY…

For the counties of:
Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase.

Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, and Strong City.

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 1 AM CDT MONDAY…

* WHAT…Northwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible.

* WHERE…Portions of Central and South Central Kansas.

* WHEN…From 7 AM Sunday to 1 AM CDT Monday. Northerly winds will quickly pick up from west to east on Sunday as a cold front moves southeast during the day.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The strong winds may be accompanied by a wintry mix along the I-70 corridor in the afternoon causing periods of reduced visibility.

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.

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HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM CDT SUNDAY…

For the counties of:
Cloud, Clay, Ottawa, Dickinson and Morris.

Including the cities of Concordia, Clay Center, Minneapolis, Bennington, Abilene, Herington, and Council Grove.

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM CDT Sunday.

* WHAT…North winds sustained at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected.

* WHERE…Cloud, Clay, Morris, Dickinson and Ottawa Counties.

* WHEN…From Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* Impacts…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

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