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Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:23 PM CST Dec. 12, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 3 PM Thursday to noon CST

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 3 PM Thursday to noon CST

* Timing... 3 PM Thursday to noon Friday, with the highest winds
expected Thursday evening into early Friday morning.

* Winds... northerly winds will increase to around 25-35 mph, with
several gusts upwards of 40 to 45 mph. An isolated gust as high
as 50 mph is possible.

* Impacts... loose outdoor objects, such as decorations, will
likely be blown about in the wind. Driving will become difficult
on east-west oriented roads, especially for those in high-
profile vehicles. A few falling tree branches will pose a hazard
to those outside. Additionally, isolated power outages will be

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Strong winds with gusts to 50 mph are forecast to occur. These
winds will make driving difficult for all vehicles. Boaters should
stay off area lakes as waters will become very rough. Weak trees
may be blown over and some minor structural damage is also
possible. Residents should take action to ensure all lightweight
outdoor objects are secured.