The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning, which means that the winds will be at or above 100 knots within an hour in some areas. This type of weather alert is also issued in New York City and Lower Michigan. Meanwhile, Washington state is under a severe thunderstorm watch. Those areas are likely to have windy conditions, so you should plan accordingly. If you’re wondering where this is being issued, read on to find out more.
Strong canyon winds are expected in northern Utah
Strong winds are forecast to increase Monday throughout northern Utah. In the past, these winds have sent debris flying and disrupted travel in high profile vehicles. The National Weather Service is issuing a series of wind warnings in the region to help motorists prepare for the potentially hazardous weather conditions. Strong canyon winds can affect the safety of travelers, make it difficult to drive, and even cause minor accidents. Luckily, there’s a cure for this weather problem: a simple plan to keep you safe and appoint a mechanic as soon as possible.
A mighty east canyon wind can damage buildings and cause major flooding. Early settlers attempted to protect their roofs from these winds by building east walls four bricks thick. Others, like George D. Watt, constructed special wind storm shelters to protect their homes from the winds. Nevertheless, they lost their roofs to strong east winds. These winds also killed a few sheep and caused damage in the Davis County area.
A wind advisory is in effect for most of the region between midnight Tuesday and noon Wednesday. The strongest winds will be in canyons, such as the ones near the Brigham City area and the Logan Canyon. In addition, heavy traffic along I-15 from Brigham City to North Salt Lake may experience driving impacts due to strong crosswinds. If you’re headed for one of these locations, you’ll want to make sure to stay safe and hydrated.
New York City is also under a high wind warning
A powerful storm is barreling toward the eastern United States, with most of the severe weather expected to affect the South and Southeast. But wind warnings are in effect in New York City and throughout the region, and the storm is expected to bring damaging winds. Winds of thirty to forty miles per hour are expected to hit Long Island, southeastern Connecticut and northeastern New Jersey, with gusts up to 65 mph.
The city is under a travel advisory beginning at 10 p.m. on Monday night and extending into Tuesday morning. The coastal storm is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain. The warnings will be in effect until 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. If you are unsure about the conditions, download the AccuWeather app. Hopefully, you won’t have to leave the house.
A winter storm warning means the winds will be at or above 35 mph. The wind chill will be as low as -25 degrees Fahrenheit. The winds will be so high that visibility will be reduced to less than a quarter mile. The wind will also cause significant disruptions to utilities and travel. As the wind chill drops, it will be cold enough to cause frostbite. If you’re stranded in a boat, consider contacting a local ice road agency to get help.
Lower Michigan is also under a high wind warning
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for much of Lower Michigan. The wind warning is in effect for the lower two-thirds of the state, from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. It warns to stay away from forested areas and windows, and to drive with caution. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph will likely make driving difficult, and there’s also a threat of flooding.
The High Wind Warning continues until 1 p.m. on Sunday, with two sperate bursts of wind expected to hit the region. The first burst is forecast to sweep through the region between midnight and four a.m. It is possible that the second burst will be much more widespread and impact more areas. In either case, high winds will continue to affect the lower peninsula and the upper peninsula.
A strong cold front will pass through southeast Michigan Wednesday afternoon and will continue into the evening. The peak gusts of wind will be 60 mph along the lakeshore north of Holland. Gusts could reach 55 mph or more inland. The wind warning for West Michigan includes Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. It also covers the rest of the state. In southern Michigan, gusts of up to 70 mph will be possible, as well.
Washington state is under a severe thunderstorm watch
A severe thunderstorm watch and high wind warning is in effect for the Washington state area, with damaging wind gusts of 50 to 70 mph expected. Heavy rain and lightning are expected during the storms, and the downpours could be intense. The rain could be heavy enough to cause flash flooding, with localized totals of more than two inches expected in a short amount of time. In addition to the threat of severe storms, the excessive rainfall could cause flooding in areas with poor drainage.
Power outages are likely in Seattle and the surrounding areas, and sustained winds of 55 mph will be possible in Bellingham and the San Juan Islands. In addition, large waves will cause hazardous surf conditions and localized beach erosion. Winds are picking up throughout western Washington Sunday morning, with a high wind warning and wind advisories in effect for the Cascade foothills, Whatcom County, and Hood Canal.
The high winds and severe thunderstorms could affect Seattle and the surrounding area. A severe thunderstorm watch and high wind warning is in effect for the coast and northern interior of the state. It may also affect the Olympic Mountains. The National Weather Service advises people to stay alert and plan for treacherous weather. The forecast for Wednesday looks gloomy. It may even rain in the state, though.
Minnesota is under a severe thunderstorm watch
A severe thunderstorm has been spotted rumbling over northwestern Minnesota and will move through north-central Minnesota overnight. This watch is in effect until 3 a.m. Saturday and the storms could produce damaging wind gusts and golf ball-sized hail. Tornadoes may be possible as well. Because of this, severe thunderstorm warnings have been extended into parts of Polk, Red Lake, Kittson, and Roseau counties.
A tornado watch and severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for many areas of the state on Thursday. A tornado watch has also been issued for areas west of I-35, spanning from northeast Nebraska into southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa/southwest Minnesota. Severe thunderstorms are expected to produce large hail and damage power lines. It is also recommended that people in the affected areas have a way to receive warnings in the coming hours.
The severe thunderstorm warning covers portions of Roseau, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Clearwater, and Grygla counties. The warning extends north about 60 miles from the Twin Cities metro area. The storms will produce large hail and damaging winds. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch in southeast Minnesota until 10:15 p.m. today. While there are no specific storms threatening the Twin Cities metro area, it is possible that some could develop.
Kansas is under a severe thunderstorm watch
Throughout Kansas, large hailstones, strong winds, and tornadoes are expected to make an appearance this evening. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Kansas City area until 4 a.m. Thursday. The warning is also in effect for parts of western Oklahoma and southern Missouri. Severe thunderstorms, referred to as supercells, are expected to form near US 183 and US 283.
The National Weather Service has been tracking high wind warnings since 2006, and says the heaviest rainfall is expected in the eastern half of the state. A 0.5 to 1.5-inch rain is possible in many areas, with higher amounts locally. Residents of Wichita, Osage City, and Lawrence, are encouraged to be ready. While the wind and hail are not yet expected to cause a tornado, the heaviest rain is expected to fall in the eastern half of the state.
Strong storm systems extended the severe storm potential in the Kansas Voe listening area on Friday. Fortunately, the overall impact was minimal. There were several tornado warnings in the KVOE listening area on Friday evening, affecting Greenwood, Morris, and Wabaunsee counties. Tornadoes stayed well clear of the Kansas listening area, with the closest confirmed tornadoes being in Butler and Dickinson counties.