National Weather Service issues advisory, high wind watch
- Author: Larry Hoffman Feb 12, 2017,
Feb 12, 2017, 23:12
As a weather disturbance darting through the Northeast Sunday rapidly intensifies off the Northeast coast Sunday night, a wall of wind will sweep over the Washington region.
A winter storm warning issued by the NWS for the first weather system was withdrawn ahead of schedule on Saturday afternoon, with forecast snowfall accumulations in the range of 4-8 inches.
In addition, high winds may create a hazard from late morning through early evening. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 miles per hour or gusts of 58 miles per hour are likely to cause power outages.fallen trees. property damage.and risky driving conditions for high profile vehicles.
Offshore eastern New England, hurricane-force wind warnings are in effect as wind gusts may reach 74 miles per hour over the open ocean. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities.and use caution while driving. The highest wind velocities will most likely be along the coastal areas of Lincoln County, according to forecasters. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel unsafe. Travel will be difficult.especially for high profile vehicles.
Rapid snow melt, due to recent warmer temperatures, combined with frozen ground conditions, has led to rapid water runoff and localized minor flooding, the NWS said.