High Wind Watch in Massachusetts

This alert expired on Nov 8, 2012 6:00 AM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Barnstable; Dukes; Eastern Essex; Eastern Norfolk; Eastern Plymouth; Nantucket; Northern Bristol; Southeast Middlesex; Southern Bristol; Southern Plymouth; Suffolk; Western Essex; Western Norfolk; Western Plymouth

Posted Nov 6, 2012 12:16 PM EST

Potential for strong damaging winds Wednesday into Thursday morning along the coastal plain.

High Wind Watch remains in effect from Wednesday morning through late Wednesday night.

  • Locations: Rhode Island and portions of eastern Massachusetts.
  • Hazards: strong winds.
  • Winds: northeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
  • Timing: Wednesday into Thursday morning.
  • Impacts: potential for large tree limbs to be knocked down. Which could lead to isolated to scattered power outages.

Recommended actions

A High Wind Watch means the potential exists for strong damaging winds to develop in the mentioned areas. These strong winds are capable of Downing trees and power lines as well as causing property damage. If A High Wind Warning is issued, stay inside and away from windows.

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