11/27/2019 Wind Storm Alerts

by Josh Colletta

LAST UPDATED: 12:15 AM 11/27

The National Weather Service has issued several High Wind WARNINGS and Wind Advisories in advance of today’s anticipated wind storm.

BRANCH, HILLSDALE, STEUBEN, WILLIAMS, & FULTON COUNTIES, as well as areas to the west and south:

A High Wind WARNING goes into effect at 4 AM this morning until 9 PM tonight.

Southwest winds of 30 to 40 MPH are expected, with gusts up to 60 MPH. The winds will shift to the west in the afternoon hours.

Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

LENAWEE COUNTY, as well as areas to the north and east:

A Wind Advisory goes into effect at 9 AM this morning until 9 PM tonight.

Southwest winds of 20 to 30 MPH are expected with gusts around 50 MPH.

Gusty winds could damage unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down, and a few power outages may result.

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Kalamazoo County:

A High Wind WARNING goes into effect at 4 AM this morning until 9 PM tonight.

Southwest wind gusts of over 60 MPH are expected. Winds will turn west during the afternoon and northwest during the evening.

Fallen tree limbs may block roadways and cause power outages.

High profile vehicles may become difficult to operate, especially on north to south roadways.

Use extra caution while driving, especially on north to south roads.

Prepare for a power outage with non-perishable food, extra batteries, and sources of light.

Lucas & Wood Counties:

A High Wind WARNING goes into effect at 7 AM this morning until 11 PM tonight.

Southwest winds of 25 to 35 MPH are expected with gusts up to 60 MPH.

Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around tree and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

Jackson & Calhoun Counties:

A Wind Advisory goes into effect at 4 AM this morning until 9 PM tonight.

Southwest wind gusts over 45 MPH are expected. Winds will turn west during the afternoon and northwest during the evening.

Fallen tree limbs may block roadways and cause scattered power outages.

High profile vehicles may become difficult to operate, especially on north to south roadways.

Use extra caution while driving, especially on north to south roads.

While not expected to be widespread, prepare for a power outage with non-perishable food, extra batteries, and sources of light.

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