It’s going to be a windy day and night throughout the Finger Lakes, Central New York, and Western New York. There were some scattered power outages reported in the Southern Tier during the overnight hours – the strongest winds, which prompted Wind Advisories from the National Weather Service – are expected to build as the day progresses.
What’s in the forecast?
The strongest winds will be in Western New York (around Buffalo), as well as a central pocket of the Finger Lakes. This includes Ontario, Seneca, Yates, and Cayuga counties. Wind gusts in excess of 55 mph are possible in this area.
Because of this pocket the National Weather Service has upgraded the Wind Advisory to a High Wind Warning for Ontario County.
We'll be on TV tonight at 11:43 pm. If that's too late for you (I understand), here's a quick update. Winds are roaring across the Finger Lakes tonight. Ontario county upgraded to High Wind Warning. For the Rochester region, our strongest winds arrive Monday afternoon. Goodnight! pic.twitter.com/8WB0SAW7Qb
— Eric Snitil (@EricSnitilWx) December 6, 2021
What does that mean for you?
As usual with strong winds – high-profile vehicles will be challenged. Take it easy on area roads and watch for debris and small items that may have been picked up by the wind.
Yellow Alert: Strong winds today with some gusts 45-50mph. Not expecting widespread damage but isolated downed tree limbs and power outages are possible. Updating the timing of the strongest winds and latest advisories/warnings on News10NBC Today right now pic.twitter.com/HmX8ggCiJN
— news10nbc (@news10nbc) December 6, 2021
We are preparing for the potential for strong winds beginning this evening as two consecutive incoming storms are expected to impact our service areas. Read more: https://t.co/DvNDfWHNSq pic.twitter.com/4TIOSGC8g8
— NYSEG (@NYSEandG) December 5, 2021
A "two-part" wind event is on the way, impacting the area tonight and Monday.
Tonight, strong southerly winds will impact the Lake Erie shore and North Country.
Then, more widespread west/southwesterly winds impact the entire area on Monday and Monday evening. pic.twitter.com/lq9cLMAjL5
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) December 5, 2021
We are already hearing about a few power outages. Going to be a loud night for much of Central NY and into Northern Tier of PA. #pawx #nywx pic.twitter.com/BOYOsA88NH
— NWS Binghamton (@NWSBinghamton) December 6, 2021
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