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High Wind Watch
Issued: 2:25 PM MDT Apr. 26, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch in effect from Thursday evening through
Saturday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday

* Timing... strong winds will develop by late Thursday
evening... peak in intensity Friday... and linger into Saturday
morning before weakening late Saturday afternoon.

* Winds... north winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph are
possible. Especially wind prone locations near Laughlin may see
localized gusts to near 70 mph.

* Impacts... strong winds will create dangerous boating conditions
on area lakes. These winds will create very choppy waters and
generate large waves which could capsize or swamp vessels.
Strong wind gusts may cause localized wind damage to structures
and will destroy any unsecured items left outside.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch is issued when there is potential for a
hazardous high wind event. Continue to monitor forecasts for the
latest forecast information.

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