High Wind Warning for Memphis

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN / MEMPHISWEATHER.NET
345 PM CST TUE FEB 10 2009

…WINDY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR OVER THE MID-SOUTH TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…

.STRONG…POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT IN ADVANCE OF A POWERFUL UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM LIFTING FROM TEXAS INTO THE OZARKS. LATE TONIGHT…THE STRONG WINDS WILL PREVAIL FROM THE SOUTHERLY DIRECTION…BUT SWITCH TO THE SOUTHWEST FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF A SQUALL LINE IN THE EARLY MORNING DAYLIGHT HOURS. THE STRONG WINDS WILL GRADUALLY MODERATE DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON.

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM CST WEDNESDAY…
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM CST WEDNESDAY…
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TO 7 PM CST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM CST WEDNESDAY. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT PRIOR TO THE HIGH WIND WARNING…FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING…AND FOLLOWING THE HIGH WIND WARNING…FROM 3 PM CST WEDNESDAY TO 7 PM CST WEDNESDAY.

SOUTH WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND PERSIST THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. PORTIONS OF WEST TENNESSEE… INCLUDING THE MEMPHIS METRO AREA… WILL LIKELY SEE GUSTS OF 45 MPH WITH ISOLATED GUSTS OF 50 MPH AFTER 3 AM CST. A SQUALL LINE WILL PASS THROUGH THE METRO AREA BETWEEN 5-8 AM CST. FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF THIS SQUALL LINE…SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL PREVAIL. WIND GUSTS MAY REACH AS HIGH AS 45-50 MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 39 MPH ARE EXPECTED…OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 40 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXP ECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

RESIDENTS OF THE MID-SOUTH ARE ENCOURAGED TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS… AND BE READY TO ADJUST TRAVEL PLANS AS NECESSARY. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS SHOULD BE SECURED BEFORE THE STRONG WINDS ARRIVE. STAY WITH MEMPHISWEATHER.NET… BLOG.MEMPHISWEATHER.NET… NOAA ALL-HAZARDS RADIO… AND COMMERCIAL RADIO AND TV OUTLETS FOR THE LATEST ON THIS WEATHER SCENARIO.

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NWS/MWN

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