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Wind Advisory
Issued: 6:53 AM CST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CST this evening...

* timing... strong and gusty winds will quickly increase by 9 am
this morning and persist through much of the afternoon.

* Winds... sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph are expected with gusts
up to 45 to 50 mph. The strongest wind gusts are expected
between 9 am and noon from the Flint Hills and west.

* Impacts... travel will be difficult for high-profile vehicles
traveling on west to east roads such as interstates 70 and 35.
A very high fire danger exists today and strong winds will
make it very hard to control any fires. Outdoor burning is
strongly discouraged.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 30 mph or
gusts of at least 45 mph are expected. Steps should be taken to
secure any lawn furniture or light weight objects and use extra
caution when driving.



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