423  
WWUS73 KDLH 141859  
NPWDLH  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN  
159 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2018  
 
...STRONG STORM PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS TO INLAND COASTAL AREAS  
OF MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST WISCONSIN TODAY...  
 
.A STRONG EARLY SPRING STORM SYSTEM IS PRODUCING STRONG WINDS  
ACROSS COASTAL AREAS OF LAKE SUPERIOR, AFFECTING AREAS FROM  
SILVER BAY THROUGH TWO HARBORS, THROUGH THE TWIN PORTS AND ALONG  
THE SOUTH SHORE THROUGH ASHLAND. WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS  
OF 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY BEFORE DIMINISHING THIS EVENING.  
THE WORST CONDITIONS WILL BE FOUND AROUND THE TWIN PORTS WHERE  
GUSTS TO 55 MPH ARE POSSIBLE. VEHICLES ON THE BLATNIK AND BONG  
BRIDGES IN DULUTH AND SUPERIOR WILL HAVE DIFFICULTY DRIVING. IN  
ADDITION TO THE DRIVING CONDITIONS, THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN  
MULTIPLE REPORTS OF DOWNED TREES THIS MORNING AND ANY LIGHTWEIGHT  
OBJECTS LIGHT TRASHCANS OR DECK FURNITURE COULD BE EASILY TOSSED  
IN THESE STRONG WINDS.  
 
MNZ020-037-WIZ001>003-150000-  
/O.CON.KDLH.WI.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-180415T0000Z/  
SOUTHERN LAKE/NORTH SHORE-CARLTON/SOUTH ST. LOUIS-DOUGLAS-  
BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TWO HARBORS, SILVER BAY, DULUTH,  
SUPERIOR, WASHBURN, BAYFIELD, AND ASHLAND  
159 PM CDT SAT APR 14 2018  
   
..WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
 
 
* LOCATION...COASTAL AREAS NEAR LAKE SUPERIOR FROM SILVER BAY  
THROUGH THE TWIN PORTS TO ASHLAND WISCONSIN.  
 
* WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS WILL BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. TREE  
LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH OR GREATER  
OR GUSTS TO 45 MPH OR GREATER ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN  
MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.  
USE EXTRA CAUTION.  
 

 
 

 
 
JJM  
 
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