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High Wind Warning
Issued: 1:33 AM MST Dec. 11, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning in effect until 5 PM MST this afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect until 5 PM MST this afternoon. The
Wind Advisory is no longer in effect.

* Winds... northwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Timing... the strongest winds are expected this morning, and then
winds will begin to diminish this afternoon.

* 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 Warning means 40 mph winds, or gusts over 60 mph, are
expected or occurring.

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