Archive for Thursday, March 10, 2005

Windy afternoon in store

March 10, 2005

It's going to be a windy afternoon in Lansing and across the region, so much so that the National Weather Service is advising residents to do more than just hold onto their hats.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect from noon to 6 p.m. today. Forecasters say strong northwest winds will develop this afternoon across the region. They say sustained wind speeds will be between 25 and 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph possible. The strongest winds are expected to occur between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The Weather Service said motorists should exercise caution, especially when driving along east-west routes, and especially those driving vehicles that sit higher off the ground.

A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 30 to 40 mph or gusts are expected to range from 45 to 57 mph.

Winds of this strength may cause minor property damage without extra precautions, the Weather Service said.

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