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High Wind Watch
Issued: 2:51 PM CST Dec. 11, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch in effect from late Wednesday night through
Thursday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from late Wednesday night through
Thursday afternoon.

* Timing... overnight Wednesday to Thursday afternoon.

* Winds... north 35 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Impacts... strong cross winds along the i40 corridor expected. High
winds can blow down small outbuildings and break limbs. Sudden
wind gusts can cause drivers to lose control... especially in
lightweight or high profile vehicles. Strong winds can cause
blowing dust... reducing visibility... and cause flying debris.
Isolated power outages could be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is potential for sustained winds of
at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more. People in the watch
area should secure any loose outdoor items such as garbage cans
or lawn furniture. Persons planning to drive in the watch area...
especially high profile vehicles... should consider delaying
travel until the high wind threat diminishes.



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