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NWS Warns of Gusty Winds Thursday

by ARLnow.com — December 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm 1,602 10 Comments

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the D.C. area Thursday.

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour could make travel treacherous throughout the day and could result in downed trees and power lines, forecasters say.

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY.

* TIMING…THURSDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DOWNED TREES AND POWERLINES WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM THE HIGHER WIND GUSTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

  • novasteve

    Ah, this means Chipotle Addict is back from vacation already.

  • Tina

    Where o where is everybody?

  • Alex

    It’s a ghost town!

  • Windy

    Here we go again.

  • steve

    I am going to have words with someone if my DirecTV goes out again during these wind storms. I blame the trolly.

    • novasteve

      Lucky. My cable internet went out last night. STupid comcast.

  • mickey_

    Will the winds cause a tsunami?

  • Lee-n-Glebe

    When The Big Tree goes down, and takes with it a bunch of power lines, I’m sure the people affected will be very grateful that Columbia Pike will soon have a trolley.

    • bobbytiger

      Can’t wait to see how the bi-monthly broken water pipes on the Pike will affect the trolley operation.

  • John E. Andre

    Seems we’re getting an awful lot of these weather warnings these days.

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