High Wind Warning in NYC and Southern NY State

This alert expired on Nov 8, 2012 4:00 AM EST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Bronx; Kings (Brooklyn); New York (Manhattan); Northeast Suffolk; Northern Nassau; Northern Queens; Northwest Suffolk; Richmond (Staten Is.); Southeast Suffolk; Southern Nassau; Southern Queens; Southern Westchester; Southwest Suffolk

Posted Nov 7, 2012 3:47 PM EST

Damaging winds tonight across Long Island, New York City, and coastal Connecticut.

Strong winds tonight across interior Connecticut and the remainder of the New York City metro area.

High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 am EST Thursday.

  • Locations: New York City, Long Island, coastal Connecticut. Hudson County, and southern Westchester County.
  • Hazards: damaging winds.
  • Winds: north 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. The strongest winds will likely be experienced over the Twin Forks of Long Island.
  • Timing: The strongest winds will be this evening.
  • Impacts: winds of this magnitude will be capable of producing downed trees and power lines, as well as minor property damage. In areas receiving accumulating Snow, the combination of these winds with this snow will result in power outages being even more likely.

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A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

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