High Wind Watch issued for Allen County and surrounding areas

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High Wind Watch issued for Allen County and surrounding areas

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for Allen County along with multiple others (see full list below).  It will be in effect until Sunday night.

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.

The NWS posted the following on Friday at 11:37 a.m.:
The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued a High Wind Watch…which is in effect from Sunday morning through
Sunday evening.

* Sustained west winds of 30 to 40 mph, with frequent gusts of 45 to 50 mph are expected to start Sunday morning and persist into the evening hours.

* 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.

* Downed tree limbs could cause blocked roads, power line and limited structural damage. Isolated power outages will be

* Driving in high profile vehicles, especially on north-south roads could become hazardous.

* Unsecured outdoor objects will be blown around.


The following areas are affected:
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