50 MPH Gusts Winds Coming From Harlem To Hollis

wind gusts in harlemThe National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from Harlem to Hollis, Queens tomorrow, 12/15, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. A High Wind Watch will remain in effect afterwards, ending overnight Thursday. An advisory is issued for sustained winds of 20 mph to 30 mph and gusts up to 50 mph are expected. A watch is issued when sustained winds of 25-40 MPH and gusts up to 60 MPH are expected. During periods of high winds, residents should use caution when walking or driving high profile vehicles. Winds at these speeds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, and cause power outages. To prepare, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn refrigerators and freezers to a colder setting. Always stay clear of downed power lines. If you are affected by an outage, turn off all appliances and keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Do not use generators indoors. If you lose power and have a disability or access needs, or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, please dial 9-1-1.

For the latest weather information, visit www.weather.gov/nyc.

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