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Moore County Emergency Management
Wednesday December 19th, 2012 :: 08:20 a.m. CST

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HIGH WIND WARNING

High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
431 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

...High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
431 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

...VERY STRONG WINDS EXPECTED LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH MIDNIGHT...

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-191845-
/O.CON.KAMA.HW.W.0009.121219T1600Z-121220T0600Z/
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-
GRAY-WHEELER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES...GUYMON...BEAVER...
FORGAN...DALHART...STRATFORD...SPEARMAN...GRUVER...PERRYTON...
BOOKER...HIGGINS...FOLLETT...HARTLEY...CHANNING...DUMAS...
BORGER...MIAMI...CANADIAN...VEGA...AMARILLO...PANHANDLE...
WHITE DEER...PAMPA...SHAMROCK...WHEELER...HEREFORD...CANYON...
CLAUDE...CLARENDON...WELLINGTON
431 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* EVENT...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE LIKELY WITH GUSTS TO 65
MPH POSSIBLE ACROSS ALL OF THE OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS PANHANDLES.

* TIMING...STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY LATE THIS
MORNING. HOWEVER...EVEN STRONGER NORTHERLY WINDS WILL ARRIVE BEHIND
A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL PUSH THROUGH THE PANHANDLES FROM MID
AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THESE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...INCLUDING
TRUCKS. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH CANS AND TRAMPOLINES
CAN BE MOVED OR TOSSED. BLOWING DUST IS EXPECTED...REDUCING
VISIBILITIES TO 1 MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. IN ADDITION...THERE IS A
SMALL CHANCE OF SNOW OVER MAINLY THE OKLAHOMA AND FAR NORTHERN
TEXAS PANHANDLE. THOUGH SNOW TOTALS WILL BE BELOW ONE HALF
INCH...IF ANY SNOW FALLS...WINDS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO AREAS OF
BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.
...

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-191845-
/O.CON.KAMA.HW.W.0009.121219T1600Z-121220T0600Z/
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-
GRAY-WHEELER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES...GUYMON...BEAVER...
FORGAN...DALHART...STRATFORD...SPEARMAN...GRUVER...PERRYTON...
BOOKER...HIGGINS...FOLLETT...HARTLEY...CHANNING...DUMAS...
BORGER...MIAMI...CANADIAN...VEGA...AMARILLO...PANHANDLE...
WHITE DEER...PAMPA...SHAMROCK...WHEELER...HEREFORD...CANYON...
CLAUDE...CLARENDON...WELLINGTON
431 AM CST WED DEC 19 2012

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* EVENT...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE LIKELY WITH GUSTS TO 65
MPH POSSIBLE ACROSS ALL OF THE OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS PANHANDLES.

* TIMING...STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY LATE THIS
MORNING. HOWEVER...EVEN STRONGER NORTHERLY WINDS WILL ARRIVE BEHIND
A COLD FRONT WHICH WILL PUSH THROUGH THE PANHANDLES FROM MID
AFTERNOON THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THESE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...INCLUDING
TRUCKS. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH CANS AND TRAMPOLINES
CAN BE MOVED OR TOSSED. BLOWING DUST IS EXPECTED...REDUCING
VISIBILITIES TO 1 MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. IN ADDITION...THERE IS A
SMALL CHANCE OF SNOW OVER MAINLY THE OKLAHOMA AND FAR NORTHERN
TEXAS PANHANDLE. THOUGH SNOW TOTALS WILL BE BELOW ONE HALF
INCH...IF ANY SNOW FALLS...WINDS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO AREAS OF
BLOWING SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Instructions:

IMPACTS...THESE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...INCLUDING
TRUCKS. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH CANS AND TRAMPOLINES
CAN BE MOVED OR TOSSED.

Address/Location
Moore County Emergency Management
700 S Bliss Ave
Dumas, TX 79029

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 806-934-9520

Tommy Brooks
Emergency Management
tbrooks@moore-tx.com
806-934-9520

Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
High Wind Warning

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