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Saturday wind gusts hit 50 mph near Emporia KVOE News file photo

Saturday was definitely a windy day across the KVOE listening area.

The Emporia Municipal Airport recorded a wind gust of 47 mph. Areawide, the peak gust was 50 mph at the Kansas Turnpike's Matfield Green service area. Elsewhere, Eureka had a 44 mph gust and Coffey County Airport outside Burlington had a 41 mph gust.

Windy conditions triggered a very high fire danger, but that did not materialize in Lyon County. There were several small power outages that developed for Evergy and 4 Rivers customers. The biggest outage involved about 60 Evergy customers west of Cottonwood Falls and Strong City.

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