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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 2:19 PM MDT on March 27, 2015

Expires 4:00 AM EDT on March 29, 2015


... High wind watch in effect from Saturday evening through late
Saturday night...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from Saturday evening through late
Saturday night.

* Timing... 600 PM Saturday through 200 am late Saturday night.

* Winds... northwest 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Impacts... the high winds can blow down large trees... and
damage roofs... small outbuildings... and signs. Sudden wind
gusts can cause drivers to lose control... especially in
lightweight or high profile vehicles. Strong winds can cause
blowing dust... reduced visibility... and flying debris.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means 40 mph winds... or gusts over 60 mph are
possible... but the timing or area is still uncertain. If your
activities are affected by strong winds... monitor a local source
of weather information for updated forecasts. Move lightweight
objects indoors before the winds increase so they are not
destroyed or cause damage.






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