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Batten Down the Hatches: Wind Advisories Issued for Wednesday & Thursday

Tuesday, November 10, 2015   1:15 p.m.  (UPDATE)

Good afternoon,

Because of the rainfall this morning and cooler temperatures (and clearing skies) overnight tonight, fog will be a possibility Wednesday morning.  Skies will clear in the late morning (earlier if no fog) and warmer temperatures will move in for Wednesday afternoon.

Scattered showers will begin to move into NW Ohio Wednesday evening before a more steady rainfall after 10:00 p.m. and into the overnight hours.  Forecast models are indicating that the severe thunderstorms will be contained in the Iowa, Missouri, and Western Illinois area; however, this storm system will cause wind issues across NW Ohio especially on Thursday.

Breezy conditions will develop Wednesday evening then winds will increase dramatically with the passage of the cold front early Thursday morning.  Sustained winds on Thursday will be 20-30+ mph with wind gusts as high as 45-50 mph especially closer to the shores of Lake Erie.

Wind advisories (and gale warnings on Lake Erie) will be likely on Thursday.

Because of the strong winds, power outages will be possible, so basic preparations for outages should be taken in case your area does lose power.  Winds will peak late Thursday afternoon; however, it will remain windy through late afternoon on Friday.  Again, the biggest threat from the incoming storm system appears to be very strong (non-thunderstorm) winds on Thursday.

Please prepare (i.e. flashlights, generators…) on Wednesday for possible power outages on Thursday and secure any light weight outdoor items as wind gusts may be strong enough to make light weight items airborne.

On a good note, there is still no signs of any snowfall from this storm system.

BRADLEY J. GILBERT, DIRECTOR

WOOD COUNTY E.M.A.

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