... Wind Advisory in effect from 5 am to 4 PM CDT Wednesday...
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 5 am to 4 PM CDT Wednesday for
all of southern Illinois... southeast Missouri... southwest Indiana
and west Kentucky.
* Timing: strong northerly winds reaching Wind Advisory levels
will move over southwest Illinois near the Interstate 64... 57
interchange to the foot hills of southeast Missouri by 5 am CDT.
These winds will then cover the rest of the quad state region by
10 am CDT. Winds will gradually lessen over southwest Illinois
and southeast Missouri around noon... and the rest of the area
around 4 PM CDT.
* Winds: sustained winds of 25 to 30 mph... with wind gusts between
45 to 50 mph are expected to rapidly spread across the region
before 10 am CDT. The winds should fall below Wind Advisory
level across the entire quad state region after 4 PM CDT... but
still gust between 25 and 35 mph even through the early evening
* Impacts: for travelers driving along west to east oriented
roads... the winds will cause some difficulty in steering. This
will be especially true for high profile vehicles such as
tractor trailers and recreational vehicles. Some tree limbs and
trees weakened by recent wintry events may fall and could impact
nearby structures or power lines. Any unsecured objects left
outdoors may be tossed around as well.
A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are expected to
reach 30 mph or greater for longer than one hour... or wind gusts
are expected to reach 45 mph for any duration.