A wind advisory is in effect for Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Wayne and northern Cayuga counties from late 9am until 7pm Saturday.
A wind advisory means that the potential exists for strong damaging winds to develop during the time outlined. The possibility exists for sustained winds of 40 mph will occur for one or more hours, or winds will gusts 58 mph or higher for one or more hours.
These strong winds could bring down trees and power lines as well as cause property damage.
If your area has a wind advisory, here is what you should do:
-- Go about your normal activities, but be aware of the possibility of strong and/or damaging winds developing.
-- Keep an eye on Interactive Doppler and Triple Doppler radars on CNYcentral.com.
-- Keep your phone with your CNYcentral mobile app turned on so if warnings are issued you will know.
-- Periodically check NBC-3, CBS-5 and CW-6 for updates on the weather and possible warnings.
-- If a high wind warning is issued and damaging winds occur, stay inside and away from windows.
-- Be prepared for trees blocking roadways and for power outages.
-- Have a battery operated radio, and several flashlights available and in working order.
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-- Interactive Doppler Radar
-- Triple Doppler Radar
-- Lightning Strikes
-- Watches/Warnings: (Make sure to hit the 'F5' key to refresh the page.)
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Here is detailed information on this warning from the National Weather Service
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWARK...FAIR HAVEN...OSWEGO...
1021 PM EST FRI FEB 21 2014
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM EST SATURDAY.
* LOCATIONS...WAYNE...NORTHERN CAYUGA...OSWEGO...JEFFERSON AND
* TIMING...LATE SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.
* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE COULD BRING DOWN SOME TREES
AND POWER LINES...AND RESULT IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.
TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.