Wind Advisory: What you need to know

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Parts of the Tri-State are under a wind advisory right now, which can make driving a little difficult.

The wind advisory is in effect until 7:00 Thursday evening.

Chief Meteorologist Wayne Hart talks about the dangers of driving during a wind advisory.

According to the National Weather Service, winds between 30 to 45 miles-per-hour can make it difficult to drive high profile vehicles.

High profile vehicles are usually trucks, vans and SUVs.

Sudden wind gusts can cause drivers to lose control of those vehicles.

So, it’s important to pay extra attention to the road when driving this type of vehicle during a wind advisory.

Be prepared for sudden changes in the wind and try not to drive on roads that are perpendicular to the wind direction.

Just be aware of your surroundings, keep control of your vehicle and you should be fine.

More information can be found here about wind advisories, warnings and watches.

Other information can be found here.

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(This story was originally published on April 11, 2019)

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