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Thursday, December 20, 2012

NY-Alert Wind Advisory

NY-Alert (Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES))- Andrew M. Cuomo (Governor)

I subscribe to the NY-Alert service in my blog reader.  Usually, pretty boring stuff.  This one just caught my eye...

Headline: Wind Advisory issued December 20 at 12:05PM EST until December 21 at 1:00PM EST by NWS Albany
Activation Time: 12/20/12 12:05 PM
Expiration Time: 12/20/12 8:15 PM
Issued By: NWS Albany (Eastern New York and Western New England)
Affected Jurisdictions: Albany County (All)
Columbia County (All)
Dutchess County (All)
Fulton County (All)
Hamilton County (All)
Herkimer County (All)
Rensselaer County (All)
Schenectady County (All)
Warren County (All)
Washington County (All)
Description: ...Wind Advisory In Effect From Midnight Tonight To 1 PM EST Friday... The National Weather Service In Albany Has Issued A Wind Advisory...Which Is In Effect From Midnight Tonight To 1 PM EST Friday. * Locations...Western And Southern Adirondacks...Western Mohawk Valley...Helderbergs...Lake George Region...Taconics...And Northern Litchfield Hills. * Hazards...Strong Winds. * Winds...Southeast 20 To 30 Mph With Gusts Up To 50 Mph. * Timing...Wind Speeds Will Increase This Evening...Becoming Strong Overnight Through Friday Morning. * Impacts...Strong Wind Gusts May Bring Down Some Trees Or Tree Limbs...Which Could Result In Scattered Power Outages. Also Loose Objects May Be Propelled.
Instructions: A Wind Advisory Means That Winds Of 31 To 39 Mph Are Expected Or Wind Gusts Of 46 To 57 Mph Are Expected. Winds This Strong Can Make Driving Difficult...Especially For High Profile Vehicles. Use Extra Caution.


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