The Erik Files: HIGH WIND WATCH TOMORROW
**THIS DAY IN WEATHER HISTORY: On this date in 1958: Unseasonable warmth pushed temperatures into the upper 80’s and lower 90’s. Reported highs across the area were 85 degrees in Spearfish, 87 degrees at the Rapid City National Weather Service, 89 degrees in Oelrichs, 90 degrees in Faith, and 92 degrees in Winner.**
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Season 1, Episode 32 of “The Erik Files”
TOP STORY: HIGH WIND WATCH:
A High Wind Watch begins at 6:00 AM Tomorrow for the Majority of the NewsCenter1 Viewing Area. Now this advisory starts @ 6:00 AM, BUT some counties expire at different times. Please pay attention as to which counties expire when.
6:00 PM: CARTER (MT), SHERIDAN (WY)
7:00 PM: JOHNSON COUNTY: (WY)
8:00 PM: CAMPBELL, CROOK, WESTON (WY) HARDING, PERKINS, BUTTE, LAWRENCE, MEADE, PENNINGTON, CUSTER, ZIEBACH, HAKKON & JACKSON (SD)
**FROM THE NWS IN RAPID CITY:**
* WHAT…Northwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph possible.
* WHERE…Northeast Wyoming and most of western South Dakota.
* WHEN…From Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.
* IMPACTS…The high winds could blow down large trees and damage roofs, small outbuildings, and signs. Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
I started the clock at Midnight, notice how the winds are for the most part light. Watch as we roll into the 4:00 AM Timeframe, they start to pick up between 10-20 MPH depending on your location. By Noon, it REALLY starts to ramp up with Winds as high as 34 MPH in Belle Fourche, 29 here in Rapid City, 31 in Hot Springs. Then it’ll die down for the evening & Overnight hours, only to pick back up again for your Thursday.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
If you have a Light or High Profile Vehicle, Please use extra caution when traveling.
Enjoy your Tuesday!