Wind advisory

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A Wind Advisory is generally issued by the National Weather Service of the United States when there are sustained winds of 31–39 miles per hour (50–63 km/h) and/or gusts of 46–57 miles per hour (74–92 km/h) over land. The product is site specific, but winds of this magnitude occurring over an area that frequently experiences such wind speeds will not trigger a wind advisory.[1]

Example[edit]

The following is an example of a Wind Advisory issued by the National Weather Service Office in Upton, New York on Wednesday, October 22, 2014..[2]

 989 WWUS71 KOKX 230123 NPWOKX  URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY 923 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014  ...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS TONIGHT ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN SECTIONS OF LONG ISLAND AND COASTAL CONNECTICUT...  CTZ010>012-NYZ078>081-230600- /O.NEW.KOKX.WI.Y.0005.141023T0123Z-141023T0600Z/ SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON- NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK- SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK- 923 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014  ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY...  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY.  * LOCATIONS...COASTAL CONNECTICUT FROM NEW HAVEN EAST...AND ALL OF   SUFFOLK COUNTY LONG ISLAND.  * HAZARDS...STRONG WINDS.  * WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.  * TIMING...UNTIL 2 AM.  * IMPACTS...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS MAY DOWN POWER LINES AND A FEW   TREES...AND MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT ON ELEVATED ROADWAYS AND   BRIDGES.  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 31 TO 39 MPH... OR GUSTS OF 46 TO 57 MPH...ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.  &&  $$ 

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Weather Service. "Wind Advisory". Glossary - National Weather Service. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ National Weather Service. "Wind Advisory". Iowa Environmental Mesonet NWS Product Archive. Retrieved 25 October 2014.