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Wind Advisory Issued For Hopkins

Sustained winds could reach 30 to 39 mph, or gusts could reach between 45 and 57 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory begins at noon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in the Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued a wind advisory for Hennepin County, including Hopkins.

According to the NWS, "A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph or gusts between 45 and 57 mph are expected."

The wind advisory begins at noon Saturday and ends at 9 p.m.

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Here is the full NWS statement:

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN212 PM CST FRI JAN 18 2013

...STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING ON SATURDAY...

AN ARCTIC COLD WILL PUSH ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN ON SATURDAY. THE FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH DURING THE LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. NORTHWEST WINDS IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. THE WINDS WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH SATURDAY NIGHT.

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212 PM CST FRI JAN 18 2013

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM CST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM CST SATURDAY.

* TIMING...STRONG WINDS OCCURRING DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY  EVENING HOURS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS MAY MAKE FOR DIFFICULT DRIVING...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

In the comments, share what you plan to do instead of venturing out in the frigid temperatures.

 

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