023  
WWUS73 KIWX 222021  
NPWIWX  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA  
321 PM EST FRI FEB 22 2019  
 
INZ003>009-012>018-020-022>027-032>034-MIZ077>081-OHZ001-002-004-  
005-015-016-024-025-230430-  
/O.EXT.KIWX.HW.A.0001.190224T0900Z-190225T0300Z/  
LA PORTE-ST. JOSEPH IN-ELKHART-LAGRANGE-STEUBEN-NOBLE-DE KALB-  
STARKE-PULASKI-MARSHALL-FULTON IN-KOSCIUSKO-WHITLEY-ALLEN IN-  
WHITE-CASS IN-MIAMI-WABASH-HUNTINGTON-WELLS-ADAMS-GRANT-BLACKFORD-  
JAY-BERRIEN-CASS MI-ST. JOSEPH MI-BRANCH-HILLSDALE-WILLIAMS-  
FULTON OH-DEFIANCE-HENRY-PAULDING-PUTNAM-VAN WERT-ALLEN OH-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MICHIGAN CITY, LA PORTE, SOUTH BEND,  
MISHAWAKA, NEW CARLISLE, WALKERTON, ELKHART, GOSHEN, NAPPANEE,  
LAGRANGE, TOPEKA, SHIPSHEWANA, ANGOLA, FREMONT, KENDALLVILLE,  
LIGONIER, ALBION, AUBURN, GARRETT, KNOX, NORTH JUDSON, BASS LAKE,  
WINAMAC, FRANCESVILLE, MEDARYVILLE, PLYMOUTH, BREMEN, CULVER,  
ROCHESTER, AKRON, WARSAW, WINONA LAKE, SYRACUSE, MENTONE,  
COLUMBIA CITY, TRI-LAKES, SOUTH WHITLEY, FORT WAYNE, NEW HAVEN,  
MONTICELLO, MONON, BROOKSTON, LOGANSPORT, ROYAL CENTER, PERU,  
GRISSOM AFB, MEXICO, WABASH, NORTH MANCHESTER, HUNTINGTON,  
ROANOKE, BLUFFTON, OSSIAN, DECATUR, BERNE, MARION, GAS CITY,  
UPLAND, HARTFORD CITY, MONTPELIER, PORTLAND, DUNKIRK, NILES,  
BENTON HARBOR, ST. JOSEPH, FAIR PLAIN, BENTON HEIGHTS, BUCHANAN,  
PAW PAW LAKE, DOWAGIAC, CASSOPOLIS, MARCELLUS, STURGIS,  
THREE RIVERS, WHITE PIGEON, MENDON, COLDWATER, BRONSON,  
HILLSDALE, JONESVILLE, LITCHFIELD, BRYAN, EDGERTON, WAUSEON,  
ARCHBOLD, SWANTON, DELTA, DEFIANCE, SHERWOOD, HICKSVILLE,  
NAPOLEON, DESHLER, LIBERTY CENTER, PAULDING, ANTWERP, PAYNE,  
OTTAWA, LEIPSIC, COLUMBUS GROVE, CONTINENTAL, PANDORA, VAN WERT,  
OHIO CITY, LIMA, AND SPENCERVILLE  
321 PM EST FRI FEB 22 2019 /221 PM CST FRI FEB 22 2019/  
 
...HIGH WIND WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH  
SUNDAY EVENING...  
 
THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT  
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.  
 
HAZARDOUS WEATHER...  
 
* SUSTAINED WEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH, WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 45  
TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO START LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND  
PERSIST INTO THE EVENING HOURS OF SUNDAY.  
 
* BRIEF PERIODS OF SUSTAINED WINDS TO 40 MPH AND WIND GUSTS TO  
60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE MORNING AND  
EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS OF SUNDAY.  
 
IMPACTS...  
 
* DOWNED TREE LIMBS COULD CAUSE BLOCKED ROADS, POWER LINE AND  
LIMITED STRUCTURE DAMAGE. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL BE  
POSSIBLE.  
 
* DRIVING IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES, ESPECIALLY ON NORTH-SOUTH  
ROADS COULD BECOME HAZARDOUS.  
 
* UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS  
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF  
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST  
FORECASTS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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