HIGH WIND WARNING

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
918 PM EST FRI FEB 18 2011

..STRONG WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS LIKELY SATURDAY…

THE LARGE PRESSURE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STRONG STORM OVER THE CANADIAN MARITIMES…AND HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE UPPER GREAT LAKES WILL FUNNEL STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FOR SATURDAY.

..HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 PM EST SATURDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO 9 PM EST SATURDAY.

THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATION…ALL OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH… WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH LIKELY…ESPECIALLY ON THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING…THE ALREADY GUSTY WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE TONIGHT AND DAMAGING 55 TO 60 MPH WIND GUSTS ARE THEN POSSIBLE INTO SATURDAY EVENING. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS ON SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS…DOWNED TREE LIMBS. LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE FROM TREES FALLING ON UTILITY LINES WITH GUSTS EXCEEDING 55 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.


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