SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (February 24, 2012) – The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect from 7:00 p.m. this evening to 7:00 p.m. Saturday 2/25/12.
The advisory is for locations in all of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania.
Hazards include high winds – west 15 To 30 mph sustained, with frequent gusts between 40 and 50 mph.
Timing: Winds will increase this evening and continue tonight and peak Saturday afternoon before subsiding Saturday evening.
Impacts: Winds of this magnitude could cause minor damage to trees, power lines and weaker structures.
Instructions: Persons in the advisory area should secure all loose objects. If you are traveling through the advisory area, keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. This is especially important for those driving high-profile vehicles like vans, trucks and large SUVs.
Please report damage to the national weather service by calling toll free: 1-877-633-6772, or by e-mail at: Bgm.Stormreport@Noaa.Gov.