Prepare For ‘Cyclone’ Winds In CNY
The National Weather Service (NWS) says we could see gusty winds over 60 mph. Yes, they actually use the word cyclone.
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a High Wind Watch, which is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.
* WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
* TIMING...Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.
* IMPACTS...Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a damaging high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or stronger could occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and listen for possible high wind warnings.
The NWS says first we'll deal with colder temperatures Saturday night causing a
mix of rain and freezing rain or sleet.
Sunday...The cyclone ( A large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of low atmospheric pressure, counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.) will track into Northern Michigan on Sunday and pull very mild air and rain showers into NY and PA. Temperatures will climb into the lower-50 Sunday afternoon with warmer temperatures possible along the lake plain before the cyclone drags a strong cold front across our region and changes the rain showers over to snow showers late Sunday night. The cyclone and cold front will be accompanied by very gusty winds. At this time, the models suggest the potential for wind gusts in excess of 40 mph over a large portion of the forecast area. Higher wind speeds are likely...Stay tuned for statements regarding the potential wind event.
Monday...Polar air behind the cyclone will pour into NY and PA during this period. Scattered lake effect snow showers are anticipated over northern sections of NY. Temperatures will reach the lower or middle-30s on Monday, then fall into the teens Monday night.
Be prepared for possible power outages and downed trees in CNY.
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Power Outage Preparation:
*Keep your cell phone charged and make sure you know where your backup power supply is.
*Make sure all your flashlights have fresh batteries.
*Fill your gas tank. You can use your car to keep warm and recharge devices.
*Have some food available that you don’t need to cook.
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