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  • High Wind Watch for Wichita County, Kansas
  • High Wind Watch issued December 22 at 7:44AM CST until December 23 at 6:00PM CST by NWS
  • Effective: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 6:44 a.m.
  • Expires: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 5 p.m.
  • ...BREEZY TODAY AND VERY WINDY ON TUESDAY...
    .A LOW PRESSURE AREA WILL MOVE FROM THE PLAINS STATES TODAY TO
    THE GREAT LAKES REGION BY LATE TUESDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES
    THROUGH THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. THE STEEP PRESSURE GRADIENT
    BETWEEN THE HIGH AND LOW PRESSURE AREAS WILL PRODUCE BREEZY
    CONDITIONS ACROSS THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS TODAY AND VERY WINDY
    CONDITIONS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF BLOWING SNOW AND BLOWING DUST
    ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS REGION ON TUESDAY.
    ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT TUESDAY...
    * PEAK WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS SPEEDS TO 35 TO 45 MPH WITH WIND
    GUSTS AS HIGH AS 65 MPH ARE POSSIBLE...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS
    ANTICIPATED WEST OF A LEOTI TO GOODLAND AND YUMA LINE.
    * TIMING/DURATION...WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY TUESDAY
    MORNING AND WILL DIMINISH AGAIN BY LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
    * IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW OR
    BLOWING DUST WITH LOCALIZED VISIBILITIES OF ONE MILE OR LESS
    POSSIBLE. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES TRAVELING EAST OR WEST WILL BE
    SUSCEPTIBLE TO TIPPING OVER.