Decatur Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

High Wind Watch
Statement as of 4:07 AM MST on December 22, 2014

...High wind watch remains in effect from late tonight through Tuesday afternoon...

* peak winds...sustained winds speeds to 40 mph with wind gusts as high as 60 mph are possible...with the strongest winds anticipated west of a Leoti Kansas to Yuma Colorado line.

* Timing/duration...wind speeds will increase rapidly Tuesday morning and will diminish again by late Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts...strong winds will lead to areas of blowing snow or blowing dust with localized visibilities of one mile or less possible. High profile vehicles traveling east or west will be susceptible to tipping over.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means the potential exists for hazardous wind conditions with sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or greater. Secure loose outdoor items now and stay tuned for later forecasts and possible high wind warnings.

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