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A Wind Advisory is generally issued by the National Weather Service of the United States when there are sustained winds of 31–39 miles per hour (50–63 km/h) and/or gusts of 46–57 miles per hour (74–92 km/h) over land. The product is site specific, but winds of this magnitude occurring over an area that frequently experiences such wind speeds will not trigger a wind advisory.[1]

ExampleEdit

The following is an example of a Wind Advisory issued by the National Weather Service Office in Norman, Oklahoma on Sunday November 25, 2018.[2]

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
National Weather Service Norman OK
1147 AM CST Sun Nov 25 2018

OKZ004>024-033>038-TXZ083>085-087-088-252100-
/O.CON.KOUN.WI.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-181125T2100Z/
Harper-Woods-Alfalfa-Grant-Kay-Ellis-Woodward-Major-Garfield-
Noble-Roger Mills-Dewey-Custer-Blaine-Kingfisher-Logan-Payne-
Beckham-Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Harmon-Greer-Kiowa-Jackson-Tillman-
Comanche-Hardeman-Foard-Wilbarger-Knox-Baylor-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Laverne, Alva, Cherokee, Helena,
Carmen, Medford, Pond Creek, Lamont, Wakita, Ponca City,
Blackwell, Shattuck, Arnett, Gage, Fargo, Woodward, Fairview,
Enid, Perry, Cheyenne, Hammon, Seiling, Vici, Taloga, Leedey,
Weatherford, Clinton, Watonga, Geary, Okeene, Kingfisher,
Hennessey, Okarche, Guthrie, Stillwater, Elk City, Sayre,
Cordell, Burns Flat, Sentinel, Anadarko, Hinton, Yukon, Concho,
El Reno, Mustang, Hollis, Mangum, Granite, Hobart, Snyder, Altus,
Frederick, Lawton, Quanah, Crowell, Vernon, Munday, Knox City,
and Seymour
1147 AM CST Sun Nov 25 2018

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM CST THIS
AFTERNOON...

* WINDS...Northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* TIMING...Until mid-afternoon Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds can cause unsecured items to be blown
  into other structures or people. Driving may be difficult in
  some areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph with higher gusts are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wind Advisory". Glossary - National Weather Service. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  2. ^ National Weather Service. "Wind Advisory". NOAA NWSChat. Retrieved 25 November 2018.