HIGH WIND WARNING 3/16

Iowa high wind warning

A very strong westerly wind will increase this morning as a strong low pressure system exits to the northeast. The strongest winds will exist from northeast Iowa back into north central Iowa and diminish further to the southwest. We are expecting sustained winds of 30 to 45-mph across the northeast with gusts in excess of 60-mph at times.

A high wind warning remains in effect until 7pm this evening. Winds will increase through the morning. The strongest winds are expected from 11am through 5pm, then begin to diminish through the evening.

Significant cross winds will occur over north to south running roads. These winds may cause high profile vehicles to loose control or overturn. Tree damage and subsequent power line damage is also possible. Please secure any loose objects.

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 can lead to property damage.

A wind advisory is also in effect until 7pm this evening. Winds will increase through the morning. The strongest winds will occur from 11am through 5pm, then diminish into the evening. Winds will be out of the west to northwest at 25 to 35-mph with gusts near 50-mph.

Zach Sharpe

My name is Zach Sharpe. I am the president and forecaster for the Iowa Storm Chasing Network. You can find me on Twitter @Stormchaserzach and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/stormchaserzach/

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