... 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
Power outages could also exacerbate flooding concerns for those
with flooded basements as sump pumps would not work without an
emergency... generator power supply.
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