Biting cold winds making Wichita shudder

November winds are howling through Wichita today, bringing down power lines and stirring up so much dust a haze has settled over portions of the city.

The southerly winds are blowing steadily at nearly 30 miles an hour and gusting to more than 50, according to the National Weather Service. A red flag warning remains in effect until 6 p.m.

Folks were trying to maintain their sense of humor in the midst of the ferocious winds. Just after noon, the Wichita Police Department tweeted “It is windy enough today, we considered putting sails on our police cars to save gas!”