SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION...IN GREATER
Monday, 12 November 2018
PUBLIC WATCHES and WARNINGS for WINDS
The strong winds that have buffeted various regions of the
country during the last several weeks have necessitated the National
Weather Service to issue statements to the public that pertain to winds
that may not necessarily be associated with local convective storms
(i.e., thunderstorms) nor tropical systems (e.g., hurricanes). One
segment of the public targeted are those who drive "high profile
vehicles", such as tractor-trailers or campers, that can be tipped over
by the winds.
- A "high wind warning" is issued to warn
the public that sustained winds of 40 mph or greater are expected to
last for one hour or longer. This warning is also used if winds of 58
mph or greater are anticipated for any time duration.
- A "wind advisory" is issued to
acquaint the public of anticipated sustained wind speeds of 30 mph or
greater lasting one hour or longer, or gusts to 45 mph for any
Gale and storm warnings that are issued for maritime interests
will be described in a Supplemental Summary next week.
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Prepared by Edward J. Hopkins, Ph.D., email email@example.com
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