Wind advisory issued for today
WILLMAR -- A wind advisory takes effect at 11 a.m. today in west central and south central Minnesota including the Willmar area.
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen says strong south winds will spread today over much of western and southern Minnesota. The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for the area along and west of a line from Alexandria to Hutchinson, Mankato and Blue Earth.
The forecast in west central Minnesota is for south winds of 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
The advisory lasts until 7 p.m. as winds should begin to taper off in the evening.
-- staff reports