HIGH WIND WATCH

..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 SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY EVENING.

..HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCATION…ALL OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH…WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH LIKELY. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH.

* TIMING…BEGINNING SHORTLY BEFORE DAYBREAK SATURDAY…ENDING SATURDAY EVENING.

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

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 STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.


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