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Flood Warning
NYC029-121-240413-
/O.CON.KBUF.FL.W.0003.141124T0951Z-141125T0932Z/
/LCSN6.1.ER.141124T0951Z.141125T0000Z.141125T0332Z.UU/
513 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE CAYUGA CREEK NEAR LANCASTER
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO LATE MONDAY NIGHT.
* AT 4 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.9 FEET AND RISING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY
MONDAY MORNING AND CREST NEAR 9.3 FEET MONDAY EVENING.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...MODERATE FLOOD, FLOODING OF BACKYARDS,
BASEMENTS AND STREETS IN VILLAGE OF LANCASTER. SOME FLOODING OF LOW
LYING AREAS IN ALDEN, MARILLA, AND CHEEKTOWAGA, ESPECIALLY NEAR
BOWEN ROAD AND TRANSIT ROAD. SOME FLOODING POSSIBLE NEAR UNION ROAD
TOO.

&&

LAT...LON 4287 7869 4287 7879 4290 7879 4293 7864
4292 7848 4281 7846

$$

Flood Warning
NYC029-037-240413-
/O.CON.KBUF.FL.W.0004.141124T0742Z-141126T0600Z/
/WILN6.1.ER.141124T0742Z.141124T1200Z.141126T0000Z.NO/
513 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE ELLICOTT CREEK NEAR WILLIAMSVILLE
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.
* AT 4 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 2.9 FEET AND RISING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATE
TONIGHT AND CREST NEAR 9.5 FEET MONDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...MODERATE FLOOD, EXTENSIVE FLOODING IN
ELLICOTT CREEK PARK AND MINOR FLOODING IN SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS
IN TONAWANDA. UB BIKE PATH FLOODED AND CLOSED. AERO DRIVE, HOLTZ TO
TRANSIT ROADS IN CHEEKTOWAGA CLOSED. FLOODING AROUND BOWMANSVILLE
FIRE HALL. AREAS EAST OF NORTH FOREST FROM MAPLE TO FRENCH ROADS
SUBJECT TO SEWER BACKUPS.

&&

LAT...LON 4293 7875 4301 7889 4304 7889 4304 7875
4295 7865 4293 7865

$$

Flood Warning
NYC029-121-240937-
/O.EXT.KBUF.FL.W.0003.141124T1014Z-141125T0842Z/
/LCSN6.1.ER.141124T1014Z.141124T1800Z.141125T0242Z.UU/
1037 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE CAYUGA CREEK NEAR LANCASTER
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO LATE MONDAY NIGHT.
* AT 10 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.2 FEET AND UNSTEADY.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY
MONDAY MORNING AND CREST NEAR 9.1 FEET EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...MODERATE FLOOD, FLOODING OF BACKYARDS,
BASEMENTS AND STREETS IN VILLAGE OF LANCASTER. SOME FLOODING OF LOW
LYING AREAS IN ALDEN, MARILLA, AND CHEEKTOWAGA, ESPECIALLY NEAR
BOWEN ROAD AND TRANSIT ROAD. SOME FLOODING POSSIBLE NEAR UNION ROAD
TOO.

&&

LAT...LON 4287 7869 4287 7879 4290 7879 4293 7864
4292 7848 4281 7846

$$

Flood Warning
NYC029-037-240937-
/O.EXT.KBUF.FL.W.0004.141124T1032Z-141126T0636Z/
/WILN6.1.ER.141124T1032Z.141124T1200Z.141126T0036Z.NO/
1037 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE ELLICOTT CREEK NEAR WILLIAMSVILLE
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.
* AT 10 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 3.1 FEET AND RISING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE EARLY
MONDAY MORNING AND CREST NEAR 9.0 FEET MONDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...MODERATE FLOOD, EXTENSIVE FLOODING IN
ELLICOTT CREEK PARK AND MINOR FLOODING IN SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS
IN TONAWANDA. UB BIKE PATH FLOODED AND CLOSED. AERO DRIVE, HOLTZ TO
TRANSIT ROADS IN CHEEKTOWAGA CLOSED. FLOODING AROUND BOWMANSVILLE
FIRE HALL. AREAS EAST OF NORTH FOREST FROM MAPLE TO FRENCH ROADS
SUBJECT TO SEWER BACKUPS.

&&

LAT...LON 4293 7875 4301 7889 4304 7889 4304 7875
4295 7865 4293 7865

$$

Flood Warning
NYC009-013-029-037-121-242115-
/O.CON.KBUF.FA.W.0021.000000T0000Z-141124T2115Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CATTARAUGUS NY-GENESEE NY-WYOMING NY-CHAUTAUQUA NY-ERIE NY-
412 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM EST MONDAY FOR
ERIE...NORTHERN CHAUTAUQUA...WYOMING...SOUTHERN GENESEE AND
NORTHWESTERN CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES...

AT 403 AM EST...TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 50S WILL SLOWLY RISE
THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS...APPROACHING THE 60 DEGREE MARK BY EARLY
AFTERNOON. WHILE OVERNIGHT RAINFALL HAS ONLY AMOUNTED TO AROUND A
TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS ACROSS THE AREAS THAT RECEIVED THE HEAVIEST
SNOW FALL OVER THE LAST WEEK...THERE REMAINS A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT
OF WATER LOCKED UP IN THE REMAINING SNOWPACK AND THE RATE OF SNOW
MELT WILL INTENSIFY WITH THE RISING TEMPERATURES SO THAT SIGNIFICANT
MELTING OF THE WATER LADEN SNOW PACK WILL LEAD TO AREAS OF FLOODING.
MEANWHILE THE POTENTIAL FOR ICE JAM FLOODING HAS LESSENED...BUT THIS
IS A RISK THAT WILL STILL HAVE TO WATCHED INTO THE MORNING HOURS.

RESIDENTS NEAR CREEKS ARE URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PREPARE FOR
POSSIBLE FLOODING NOW...INCLUDING MOVING ITEMS FROM BASEMENTS.
RESIDENTS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EVACUATE IF ICE JAMS FORCE WATER
OVER RIVER BANKS AS MOVING WATER IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.

SINCE MANY STORM DRAINS ARE SNOW CLOGGED...MANY URBAN AREAS WILL
LIKELY EXPERIENCE FLOODING WITH SEVERAL FEET OF WATER POSSIBLY
ACCUMULATING ON SOME STRETCHES OF ROAD. SOME RESIDENTIAL BASEMENTS
WILL START TO FLOOD AT THIS TIME AS WELL.

IN ADDITION...VERY STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP MONDAY AND MONDAY
NIGHT. THESE WINDS WILL BRING DOWN SOME TREES AND POWER LINES...
POSSIBLY CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. THIS WILL ALSO CAUSE SUMP
PUMPS TO FAIL.

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED.
HOWEVER...ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

&&

LAT...LON 4242 7946 4250 7935 4256 7916 4271 7904
4271 7899 4276 7889 4279 7886 4290 7891
4301 7849 4302 7795 4253 7807 4253 7848
4244 7877 4230 7968

$$

Flood Warning
NYC029-037-241515-
/O.EXT.KBUF.FL.W.0004.141124T1648Z-141126T0636Z/
/WILN6.1.ER.141124T1648Z.141125T1200Z.141126T0036Z.NO/
416 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE ELLICOTT CREEK NEAR WILLIAMSVILLE
* FROM THIS MORNING TO LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.
* AT 3 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 3.3 FEET AND RISING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATE
THIS MORNING AND CREST NEAR 8.5 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 8.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE, SOME FLOODING BEGINS ALONG AERO
DRIVE FROM HOLTZ TO TRANSIT ROADS IN CHEEKTOWAGA. ALSO SOME
FLOODING ALONG THE FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT AREA IN AMHERST SUCH AS
THE BIKE PATH AND GOLF COURSE. MINOR FLOODING IN ELLICOTT CREEK
PARK. LITTLE OR NO OVERALL DAMAGE.

&&

LAT...LON 4293 7875 4301 7889 4304 7889 4304 7875
4295 7865 4293 7865

$$

Flood Warning
NYC029-241516-
/O.EXT.KBUF.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-141125T0656Z/
/EBZN6.1.ER.141123T1910Z.141123T2245Z.141125T0056Z.UU/
416 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE CAZENOVIA CREEK NEAR EBENEZER
* UNTIL LATE TONIGHT.
* AT 4 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 6.6 FEET AND FALLING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THIS
AFTERNOON AND CREST NEAR 10.3 FEET THIS EVENING.
* IMPACT...AT 10.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE, MINOR FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED
IN LOW LYING AREAS EAST OF ORCHARD PARK ROAD AND SOUTH OF RIDGE
ROAD IN WEST SENECA. SOME INUNDATION OF CAZENOVIA PARK IN SOUTH
BUFFALO.

&&

LAT...LON 4279 7876 4282 7884 4289 7884 4281 7858
4273 7857 4275 7870

$$

Flood Warning
NYC029-121-241516-
/O.EXT.KBUF.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-141125T1300Z/
/GDVN6.1.ER.141123T2043Z.141124T1800Z.141125T0700Z.NO/
416 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE BUFFALO CREEK NEAR GARDENVILLE
* UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING.
* AT 3 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.2 FEET AND FALLING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATE
THIS MORNING AND CREST NEAR 7.4 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 7.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE, MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ALONG
THE LOW LYING AREAS NEXT TO BUFFALO CREEK, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE
FARM FIELDS DOWNSTREAM FROM UNION ROAD.

&&

LAT...LON 4288 7889 4288 7857 4278 7856 4278 7861
4282 7867 4282 7887

$$

Flood Warning
NYC029-121-241515-
/O.EXT.KBUF.FL.W.0003.141124T1520Z-141125T1434Z/
/LCSN6.1.ER.141124T1520Z.141125T0000Z.141125T0834Z.UU/
416 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

...FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE CAYUGA CREEK NEAR LANCASTER
* FROM THIS MORNING TO TUESDAY MORNING.
* AT 3 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 5.9 FEET AND RISING.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE LATE
THIS MORNING AND CREST NEAR 8.9 FEET THIS EVENING.
* IMPACT...AT 8.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE, MINOR FLOODING IN LOWLYING AREAS
OF LANCASTER AND ALDEN.

&&

LAT...LON 4287 7869 4287 7879 4290 7879 4293 7864
4292 7848 4281 7846

$$

High Wind Warning
NYZ001>003-010>012-241715-
/O.CON.KBUF.HW.W.0004.141124T1800Z-141125T0900Z/
NIAGARA-ORLEANS-MONROE-NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-WYOMING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NIAGARA FALLS...MEDINA...ROCHESTER...
BUFFALO...BATAVIA...WARSAW
353 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 4 AM EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NIAGARA...ORLEANS...GENESEE...MONROE...WYOMING AND
NORTHERN ERIE COUNTIES.

* TIMING...EARLY THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE COULD BRING DOWN SOME TREES
AND POWER LINES RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. DUE TO
THE RECENT MELTING OF THE PAST WEEKS HEAVY SNOW...AN
UNFROZEN... SATURATED GROUND WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR SOME
TREES TO BE TOPPLED...ESPECIALLY SHALLOW ROOTED PINES. THESE
WINDS WILL ALSO MAKE DIFFICULT TRAVEL FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. IN ADDITION... HOLIDAY DECORATIONS COULD BE DAMAGED
AND OTHER LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS SUCH AS TRASH CANS COULD BE
BLOWN AWAY.

POWER OUTAGES COULD ALSO EXACERBATE FLOODING CONCERNS FOR THOSE
WITH FLOODED BASEMENTS AS SUMP PUMPS WOULD NOT WORK WITHOUT AN
EMERGENCY...GENERATOR POWER SUPPLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR...WITH GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER
AT ANY TIME. DAMAGE TO TREES...POWER LINES...AND PROPERTY ARE
POSSIBLE WITH WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE. IF YOU HAVE A HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES BE EXTRA CAREFUL UNTIL THE WIND SUBSIDES. STAY TUNED TO
WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER DETAILS
OR UPDATES.

&&

$$

High Wind Warning
NYZ019-085-241715-
/O.COR.KBUF.HW.W.0004.141124T1800Z-141125T0900Z/
/O.COR.KBUF.WI.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-141124T1800Z/
CHAUTAUQUA-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JAMESTOWN...ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE
353 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 4 AM EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA AND SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTY. STRONGEST WINDS
THIS MORNING WILL BE NEAR THE LAKE ERIE SHORELINE.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH THIS
MORNING...INCREASING TO 60 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE COULD BRING DOWN SOME TREES
AND POWER LINES RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. DUE TO THE
RECENT MELTING OF THE PAST WEEKS HEAVY SNOW...AN
UNFROZEN...SATURATED GROUND WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR SOME TREES
TO BE TOPPLED OVER...ESPECIALLY SHALLOW ROOTED PINES. THESE
WINDS WOULD ALSO MAKE DIFFICULT TRAVEL FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. IN ADDITION... HOLIDAY DECORATIONS COULD BE DAMAGED
AND OTHER LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS SUCH AS TRASH CANS COULD BE BLOWN
AWAY.

POWER OUTAGES COULD ALSO EXACERBATE FLOODING CONCERNS FOR THOSE
WITH FLOODED BASEMENTS AS SUMP PUMPS WOULD NOT WORK WITHOUT AN
EMERGENCY...GENERATOR POWER SUPPLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR...WITH GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER
AT ANY TIME. DAMAGE TO TREES...POWER LINES...AND PROPERTY ARE
POSSIBLE WITH WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE. IF YOU HAVE A HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES BE EXTRA CAREFUL UNTIL THE WIND SUBSIDES. STAY TUNED TO
WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER DETAILS
OR UPDATES.

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS OF
THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE
CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO
AND OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.

&&

$$

Lakeshore Flood Watch
NYZ010-019-085-241700-
/O.CON.KBUF.LS.A.0001.141124T2100Z-141126T0600Z/
NORTHERN ERIE-CHAUTAUQUA-SOUTHERN ERIE-
400 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

...LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...LAKE ERIE SHORE OF CHAUTAUQUA AND ERIE COUNTIES.

* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CAUSE LAKE
ERIE WATER LEVELS TO RISE SHARPLY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. WATER LEVELS MAY RISE TO NEAR THE FLOOD
STAGE OF 8 FEET ABOVE LOW WATER DATUM.

* TIMING...LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH OVERNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...SHARP WATER LEVEL RISES MAY RESULT IN FLOODING ALONG
THE LAKESHORE...MAINLY IN LOWER AREAS ALONG THE SHORE AND IN
BAYS AND HARBORS AS WELL AS THE SHORES AND MARINAS OF THE
BUFFALO RIVER AND UPPER NIAGARA RIVER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS FAVORABLE FOR
LAKESHORE FLOODING ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP. RESIDENTS ON OR NEAR
THE SHORE SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT PROPERTY...AND LISTEN FOR
LATER STATEMENTS OR WARNINGS.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
NYZ019-085-241715-
/O.COR.KBUF.HW.W.0004.141124T1800Z-141125T0900Z/
/O.COR.KBUF.WI.Y.0012.000000T0000Z-141124T1800Z/
CHAUTAUQUA-SOUTHERN ERIE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JAMESTOWN...ORCHARD PARK...SPRINGVILLE
353 AM EST MON NOV 24 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON...
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 4 AM EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CHAUTAUQUA AND SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTY. STRONGEST WINDS
THIS MORNING WILL BE NEAR THE LAKE ERIE SHORELINE.

* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH THIS
MORNING...INCREASING TO 60 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE COULD BRING DOWN SOME TREES
AND POWER LINES RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. DUE TO THE
RECENT MELTING OF THE PAST WEEKS HEAVY SNOW...AN
UNFROZEN...SATURATED GROUND WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR SOME TREES
TO BE TOPPLED OVER...ESPECIALLY SHALLOW ROOTED PINES. THESE
WINDS WOULD ALSO MAKE DIFFICULT TRAVEL FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. IN ADDITION... HOLIDAY DECORATIONS COULD BE DAMAGED
AND OTHER LOOSE OUTDOOR ITEMS SUCH AS TRASH CANS COULD BE BLOWN
AWAY.

POWER OUTAGES COULD ALSO EXACERBATE FLOODING CONCERNS FOR THOSE
WITH FLOODED BASEMENTS AS SUMP PUMPS WOULD NOT WORK WITHOUT AN
EMERGENCY...GENERATOR POWER SUPPLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR...WITH GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER
AT ANY TIME. DAMAGE TO TREES...POWER LINES...AND PROPERTY ARE
POSSIBLE WITH WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE. IF YOU HAVE A HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES BE EXTRA CAREFUL UNTIL THE WIND SUBSIDES. STAY TUNED TO
WEATHER RADIO OR OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER DETAILS
OR UPDATES.

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS OF
THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE
CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO
AND OTHER RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES.

&&

$$

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