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ISC High Wind Warning

IowaStormCenter.com has issued a HIGH WIND WARNING for areas shaded above.

Date: 3/5/20 at 5:25am CST

Timing: Effective today through tonight….

Discussion: A passing cold front will provide strong winds to the warning area. Northwest winds sustained 20-30 with gust 40-55 MPH. Traveling will become tough for trucks and high profile vehicles. In addition to the wind, a few rain/snow showers will move through the northeastern part of the warned area Thursday afternoon into evening.

Wind Model Scale –

5. Slight damage occurs to buildings, shingles are blown off of roofs. HIGH WIND WARNING CRITERIA – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Possible if weight is not corrected.

4. Twigs and small branches are broken from trees, walking is difficult.

3. Large trees sway, becoming difficult to walk. POWER SHUTDOWN THRESHOLD during any high fire risk. WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA

2. Large tree branches move, telephone wires begin to “whistle”, umbrellas are difficult to keep under control.

1. Small trees sway.

Wind Model Valid 3-5-2020

10 mile rule:  These alerts issued on this site means that within your zone and 10 miles from you will see the event forecast for.  You may or may not see the event but it means you are in the zone or 10 miles from where someone will.

Forecaster: BM

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