More Power Outages Are Possible For These 6 WNY Counties
As the weather continues to shift towards these warmer temperatures, high winds are likely, as wind speeds rely on warmer weather to move in.
That’s why another wind advisory has been issued for the Buffalo and Western New York area.
The wind advisory remains in effect from 9 am Thursday to 1 am Friday, with the affected areas including Niagara, Orleans, Northern Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Southern Erie County, according to the National Weather Service of Buffalo.
This includes the city of Niagara Falls, Medina, Buffalo, Batavia, Warsaw, Jamestown, Orchard Park, and Springville.
Last week, Western New Yorkers saw hurricane-like winds, with gusts reaching up to 70 mph, but it doesn’t sound like these winds will be that strong.
Use extra caution when driving in the next 48 hours, especially if you are operating a high profile vehicle. You may want to secure outdoor objects, including Christmas decorations if deemed necessary, because gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and we may see a few power outages as a result.
Winds are expected to blow from the southwest from 25 to 35 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph. To give some perspective, those wind gusts are about 30% weaker than the ones we saw over the weekend. Although 50 mph is nothing to bat an eye at, know that these winds should not be as strong as the ones we got accustomed to over the weekend.
We will keep you posted on any weather updates as they become available to us.