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High Winds Attack Hoosier State

Last updated on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The National Weather service in Indianapolis has issued a high wind watch which will be in effect across Central Indiana Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

A low pressure system is expected to strengthen as it moves toward Indiana Wednesday. Southwest winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour will arise ahead of the low with gusts to more than 55 miles per hour possible by Wednesday afternoon and evening. The wind will decrease by Thursday morning with the passage of a cold front.

Meteorologist Crystal Lynn Pettite says winds of this strength can cause widespread damage. With the ground saturated from recent snow melt and additional rain fall expected, trees could easily be toppled. Power outages might also occur as trees and loose branches fall onto power lines.

Pettite says travelers should be cautious, especially those with high profile vehicles.

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