*** HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT ***
— Timing: FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MONDAY —
* Locations: Eastern Hudson Valley and Taconics …
* Counties: Eastern Ulster & Greene, Columbia & Dutchess
* Winds…South to southeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph switching to the west at 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph on Monday.
* Impacts…Strong winds may lead to downed trees, tree limbs
and power lines, especially where trees are still fully leafed. This may also result in scattered to numerous power outages.
We edited together 3 hours of data, and created the map you see here. It shows the maximum wind gusts from roughly 10pm to 1am tonight. Notice the sharp cutoff between the western half of the Hudson Valley… where wind gusts between 20mph and 40mph are expected; and the eastern half of the HV, where 40mph to 70mph wind gusts are possible. Anywhere you see gray or white shading on this map, wind gusts of 65mph+ are projected. That’s potentially near hurricane force gusts for areas near the NY/CT border.
The threat for wind gusts over 50mph has generated high wind warning for: Eastern Greene… Eastern Ulster… Columbia… & Dutchess counties. We expect this to expand southward for Putnam, and Westchester counties as well.
Notice the timing of the map, from 10pm to 1am… so that’s when the worst wind gusts are expected tonight. Winds of this magnitude are capable of snapping tree branches and power lines, causing power outages. Make sure you tie down any loose objects tonight, because very windy conditions will persist both before and after the timeframe shown here.
Strong wind gusts over 40mph will continue into the day on Monday, as they shift out of the northwest, on the back side of the storm. So in addition to the very heavy rainfall we expect for the next 12 hours… we have very strong wind gusts in store for the next 24 hours.
We continue to expect the heavy rainfall we’ve discussed earlier as well. Here is the futurecast radar for 9pm tonight, and the total expected rainfall.
Be safe this evening.