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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • High Wind Warning for Southern Wayne, PA

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  • Local Weather AlertHigh Wind Warning for Southern Wayne, PAFrom 2:00 PM EDT, Mon., Oct 29, 2012 until 5:00 PM EDT, Tue., Oct 30, 2012Issued by The National Weather Service
    Binghamton, NY
    ... HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM EDT TUESDAY...
    * LOCATIONS... ALL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA.
    * WINDS... INCREASING TO SUSTAINED VALUES OF 30 TO 40 MPH LATER THIS AFTERNOON... WITH SIMILAR MAGNITUDE WINDS THEN PERSISTING OVERNIGHT... AND ON TUESDAY MORNING. FREQUENT GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED... ESPECIALLY ON THE HILLTOPS. OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE WESTERN CATSKILLS AND THE POCONO PLATEAU... OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF 60 TO 70 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.
    * TIMING... WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON... WITH WINDS LIKELY REACHING THEIR PEAK INTENSITIES FROM LATE IN THE DAY... THROUGH TONIGHT... AND INTO TUESDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL START TO SUBSIDE BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON... BUT ONLY GRADUALLY.
    * IMPACTS... WIDESPREAD AND PROLONGED POWER OUTAGES. DUE TO SUBSTANTIAL ANTICIPATED DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES... PROPERTY DAMAGE WILL BE COMMON. MANY ROADS ARE ALSO LIKELY TO BE BLOCKED... CLOSED... OR AT LEAST LITTERED WITH DEBRIS.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR... WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 50 MPH OR GREATER. DAMAGE TO TREES... POWER LINES... AND PROPERTY ARE LIKELY WITH WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE. BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF TREES BLOCKING ROADS AND WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES. AT HOME... YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO BE WITHOUT POWER FOR SEVERAL DAYS. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ADEQUATE SUPPLIES OF FOOD AND MEDICINE.
    PLEASE REPORT DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT 1-877-633-6772... OR BY EMAIL AT BGM.
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    ... SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE... ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD AND PROLONGED POWER OUTAGES ANTICIPATED...
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