Saturday, January 21, 2017

NWS issues High Wind Watch




URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
520 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR FROM MID MORNING
  MONDAY INTO MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES ARE LIKELY, WITH NUMEROUS
  POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE. TRAVEL COULD BE DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY
  FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES, AND ON ELEVATED ROADS AND BRIDGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH, OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR HIGHER, MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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