High Wind Watch NJ Friday

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ

431 AM EST THU FEB 24 2011

 

 

…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING…

 

A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

 

* LOCATIONS…THE ENTIRE MOUNT HOLLY FORECAST AREA.

 

* HAZARDS…STRONG GUSTY WINDS… WHICH MAY KNOCK DOWN LARGE

  TREE LIMBS AS WELL AS WEAKER TREES AND POWER LINES.

 

* WINDS…WEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH AT TIMES.

 

* TIMING…LATE FRIDAY MORNING INTO EARLY FRIDAY EVENING.

 

* IMPACTS…DOWNED TREES AND TREE LIMBS COULD TAKE DOWN POWER

  LINES AS WELL AS DAMAGE VEHICLES PARKED UNDER THEM. WINDS WILL

  MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO DRIVE HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ESPECIALLY ON

  BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

 

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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