860  
WWUS73 KDDC 110559  
NPWDDC  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS  
1259 AM CDT WED MAY 11 2022  
 
KSZ063-064-074>078-084>088-111000-  
/O.NEW.KDDC.HW.W.0009.220511T0559Z-220511T1000Z/  
FINNEY-HODGEMAN-STANTON-GRANT-HASKELL-GRAY-FORD-MORTON-STEVENS-  
SEWARD-MEADE-CLARK-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GARDEN CITY, JETMORE, HANSTON,  
JOHNSON CITY, ULYSSES, SUBLETTE, SATANTA, CIMARRON, MONTEZUMA,  
DODGE CITY, ELKHART, HUGOTON, LIBERAL, MEADE, PLAINS CITY,  
FOWLER, ASHLAND, AND MINNEOLA  
1259 AM CDT WED MAY 11 2022  
 
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM CDT EARLY THIS  
MORNING...  
 
* WHAT...SOUTH WINDS FROM DYING STORMS IN OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS ARE  
PRODUCING OUTFLOW AND DOWNBURST WINDS OF 50-65 MPH.  
 
* WHERE...PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST KANSAS.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL 5 AM CDT EARLY THIS MORNING.  
 
* IMPACTS...DAMAGING WINDS WILL BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES.  
WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ARE EXPECTED. TRAVEL WILL BE  
DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT RECOMMENDS THAT  
YOU TAKE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES DURING THIS BLOWING DUST  
EVENT...SUCH AS STAYING INDOORS OR WEARING PROTECTIVE BREATHING  
MASKS IF OUTSIDE. HIGH DUST CONCENTRATIONS CAN CAUSE RESPIRATORY  
PROBLEMS...DECREASE LUNG ACTIVITY...AGGRAVATE ASTHMA...AND LEAD  
TO POTENTIAL HEART-RELATED PROBLEMS...ESPECIALLY WITH  
CHILDREN...ELDERLY...OR THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING RESPIRATORY  
CONDITIONS.  
 
PEOPLE SHOULD AVOID BEING OUTSIDE IN FORESTED AREAS AND AROUND  
TREES AND BRANCHES. IF POSSIBLE, REMAIN IN THE LOWER LEVELS OF  
YOUR HOME DURING THE WINDSTORM, AND AVOID WINDOWS. USE CAUTION IF  
YOU MUST DRIVE.  
 

 
 

 
 
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