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High Wind Watch
Issued: 6:18 AM EST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch remains in effect from Sunday evening through
Monday afternoon...

* winds... west 20 to 30 mph with 45 to 55 mph gusts.

* Timing... a surge of winds late Sunday afternoon and early
Sunday evening may result in gusts up to 45 mph. Otherwise,
the strongest winds will affect the area late Sunday night
through Monday.

* Impacts... strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

* Additional details... the ground is quite saturated, and rainfall
this weekend, generally ranging from 1/2 to 1 inch across the
northern half of the forecast area and from 1 to 1 1/2 inches
across the southern half of the forecast area will add to this.
It will not take much wind to result in downed trees and power
lines.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.



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