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High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
240 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

NYZ001>003-010>012-240345-
/O.UPG.KBUF.HW.A.0003.141124T1400Z-141125T0500Z/
/O.NEW.KBUF.HW.W.0004.141124T1800Z-141125T0900Z/
NIAGARA-ORLEANS-MONROE-NORTHERN ERIE-GENESEE-WYOMING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NIAGARA FALLS...MEDINA...ROCHESTER...
BUFFALO...BATAVIA...WARSAW
240 PM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO 4 AM EST
TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO 4 AM EST
TUESDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

* TIMING...EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* 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 COME
  DOWN...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.

&&

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