UPDATE: Wind advisory extended for Chase and Greenwood County

By Tagan Trahoon December 01, 2019 243
UPDATE: Wind advisory extended for Chase and Greenwood County National Weather Service graphic

Wind advisories continue to be extended for a pair of counties in the KVOE listening area as breezy conditions persist.  

An advisory for Chase and Greenwood counties, originally extended until 3 pm Sunday, has been extended once again to end now at 6 pm Sunday.   Northwest winds could reach as high as 45 mph in some areas through the early evening hours.  

Winds reached as high as 61 mph in the overnight hours Sunday leading to over 1,000 Evergy customers in Chase County from Strong City west to Clements.  Power was fully restored shortly before 11:45 am Sunday.  Winds Saturday also caused several scattered -- and small -- power outages just northwest of Emporia and south of Madison

10 am Sunday: UPDATE: Power restored to nearly 1,000 Evergy customers following 61 mph overnight winds

Breezy conditions are expected to continue Sunday, however, not quite to the extent of Saturday.

A wind advisory affecting Lyon, Coffey, Osage, Morris and Wabaunsee counties has been extended until 11 am Sunday. Separately a wind advisory remains in effect for Chase and Greenwood counties until 3 pm Sunday.

Wind gusts are expected to range in between 20-30 mph, however, there is a possibility of winds reaching upwards of 45 mph in areas of higher terrain. The Peak wind gust topped out at 61 mph at the Emporia Municipal Airport in the overnight hours.

The high overnight windsled to over 700 Evergy customers being without power in Chase County since between 8 am and 9 am Sunday morning. According to Katie McDonald of Evergy, the high winds did not lead to any downed poles but simply disrupted circuits in the system.

At one point in time there were over 1,000 customers offline from Strong City west to Clements. Those outages were restored shortly before 11:45 am. 

Winds Saturday also caused several scattered -- and small -- power outages just northwest of Emporia and south of Madison

The high winds elevated the fire risk, even with close to an inch of rain for many residents from early Thanksgiving morning through early Saturday. A fire was reported in Osage County around 10 pm Saturday evening on 125 Davis Rd.

Details on the severity of the fire are currently pending. Lyon County’s fire activity Saturday was minimal. Emporia Fire went to Camp Alexander shortly after 1 pm after a brush pile fire near the pond got out of control and pushed northeast to Road P5 before it was put out. The fire burned about two acres but did not affect any structures and caused no injuries.

A dumpster fire developed outside Emporia State University’s Trusler Hall shortly after 4 pm. It was put out quickly. Careless discard of currently-undetermined materials caused the fire. The damage was limited to the dumpster and no injuries were reported.

 

7 am Sunday: Wind conditions expected to decrease Sunday; wind advisory extended for Lyon and most surrounding areas

Breezy conditions are expected to continue Sunday, however, not quite to the extent of Saturday.

A wind advisory affecting Lyon, Coffey, Osage, Morris and Wabaunsee counties has been extended until 11 am Sunday. Separately a wind advisory remains in effect for Chase and Greenwood counties until 3 pm Sunday.

Wind gusts are expected to range in between 20-30 mph, however, there is a possibility of winds reaching upwards of 45 mph in areas of higher terrain. Peak wind gusts Saturday through 9 pm topped 50 mph near Eureka and 40 mph at the Emporia Municipal Airport.

The high winds elevated the fire risk, even with close to an inch of rain for many residents from early Thanksgiving morning through early Saturday. A fire was reported in Osage County around 10 pm Saturday evening on 125 Davis Rd.

Details on the severity of the fire are currently pending. Lyon County’s fire activity Saturday was minimal. Emporia Fire went to Camp Alexander shortly after 1 pm after a brush pile fire near the pond got out of control and pushed northeast to Road P5 before it was put out. The fire burned about two acres but did not affect any structures and caused no injuries.

A dumpster fire developed outside Emporia State University’s Trusler Hall shortly after 4 pm. It was put out quickly. Careless discard of currently-undetermined materials caused the fire. The damage was limited to the dumpster and no injuries were reported.

Winds also caused several scattered -- and small -- power outages just northwest of Emporia and south of Madison.

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