Storm (Wind) Advisory - Oct 22, 2014

Written by Michael (admin)
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:52
Wind Advisory
Statement as of 9:40 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

 

...Wind Advisory in effect until 8 am EDT Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect until 8 am EDT Thursday.

* Location...for much eastern Massachusetts into Worcester County and southward into northeast Connecticut and all of Rhode Island. This includes the following cities and towns of Putnam...Willimantic...Milford...Worcester...Foxboro... Norwood...Taunton...Brockton...Fall River...New Bedford... Mattapoisett...Manchester...Nashua...Foster...Smithfield... Providence...West Greenwich...Warwick...Bristol... Narragansett...westerly and Newport.

* Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing...the strongest winds will occur tonight in heavy rain squalls and isolated thunderstorms.

* Impacts...these strong winds may result in some downed tree limbs and even isolated power outages. The heavy rain combined with many fully leafed trees will likely exacerbate the potential for downed tree limbs.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 this strong are capable of Downing small tree limbs and branches...possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicle