Douglas County residents got their first taste of winter Tuesday.
And it was a bitter one.
The day started out cold and blustery, with a steady drizzle accompanied by a powerful wind strong enough to nearly knock you over.
A peak gust of 61 miles per hour was recorded in Alexandria at 5:14 p.m. The wind was so strong that a high wind advisory was issued for the county. It remained in effect until early Thursday morning.
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