Saturday, November 3, 2018

High Wind Warning, Advisories Issued For Maine This Evening


High Wind Warning shaded in gold
Wind Advisory shaded in brown
...A PERIOD OF STRONG TO DAMAGING WESTERLY WINDS EXPECTED
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.Low pressure will rapidly strengthen as it exits New England to
the northeast later this afternoon. Strong westerly to

southwesterly winds are expected to develop in the wake of this
low from south to north as the afternoon progresses. Wind gusts of
40 to 50 mph will be common, with a brief period of 50 to 60 MPH
gusts quite possible. Winds of this strength will have the
potential to down trees and branches which will likely result in
power outages. Winds are expected to diminish as the evening
progresses.

Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-
Coastal Waldo-
Including the cities of Greene, Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot,

Turner, Auburn, Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor,
Vassalboro, Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox,
Liberty, Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Arrowsic,
Bath, Phippsburg, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin, Whitefield,
Dresden, Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle,
Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Owls Head, Rockland,
Appleton, Camden, Hope, Rockport, Thomaston, Belfast, Northport,
Searsmont, and Lincolnville

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM
EDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT
this evening. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds...Southwest winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
  are likely late this afternoon and early evening. However, a
  brief period (1 to 2 hours) of damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph
  will be quite possible.

* Timing...Strong winds are likely to develop across central and
  Midcoast Maine late afternoon today. Winds are expected to
  diminish this evening. The strongest wind gusts are expected
  late this afternoon and early evening.

* Impacts...Downed trees and power lines are likely. This will
  result in power outages. High profile vehicles may have
  difficulty driving, especially on bridges and overpasses. Loose
  objects will likely be tossed around.

Interior York-Interior Cumberland-Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-
Merrimack-Belknap-Strafford-Eastern Hillsborough-
Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford,
Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, New Gloucester, Gray,
North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland, Cape Elizabeth,
South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Boscawen,
Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon, Hooksett, Laconia,
Gilford, Meredith, Barrington, Rochester, Dover, Rollinsford,
Somersworth, Durham, Madbury, Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem,
Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter,
Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls,
North Hampton, Seabrook, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon,
Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, and Weare

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM
EDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT
this evening. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds...Southwest winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
  are likely this afternoon. However, a brief period (1 to 2
  hours) of damaging wind gusts around 60 mph will be quite
  possible.

* Timing...Strong winds are likely to develop across southern New
  Hampshire and southern Maine early to mid afternoon today. Winds
  are expected to diminish this evening. The strongest wind gusts
  are expected late this afternoon.

* Impacts...Downed trees and power lines are likely. This will
  result in power outages. High profile vehicles may have
  difficulty driving, especially on bridges and overpasses. Loose
  objects will likely be tossed around.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry,
Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens,
Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, and Madison
355 AM EDT Sat Nov 3 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Wind Advisory,
which is in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 10 PM EDT this
evening.

* Winds...Southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Higher
  gusts likely at higher elevations.

* Timing...Strong winds are likely to develop across interior
  southern Maine by late afternoon today. Winds are expected to
  diminish during the evening.

* Impacts...Downed trees and power lines possible. This would
  likely result in some power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph...or
wind gusts 46 to 57 mph...are expected. Winds this strong can
make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles.
Use extra caution.

Northwest Aroostook-Northeast Aroostook-Northern Somerset-
Northern Piscataquis-Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-
Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-
Interior Hancock-Central Washington-Coastal Hancock-
Coastal Washington-Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Allagash, Clayton Lake, Madawaska,
Fort Kent, Frenchville, Presque Isle, Caribou, Van Buren,
Mars Hill, Baker Lake, Billy-Jack Depot, Baxter St Park,
Chamberlain Lake, Churchill Dam, Mount Katahdin, Millinocket,
East Millinocket, Patten, Medway, Houlton, Hodgdon, Sherman,
Smyrna Mills, Greenville, Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln, Howland,
Springfield, Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst, Aurora,
Dedham, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream,
Wesley, Perry, Princeton, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport,
Castine, Eastport, Machias, Cherryfield, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo,
Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro, and Topsfield
720 AM EDT Sat Nov 3 2018

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON
TO 7 AM EST SUNDAY...

* WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* TIMING...Late this afternoon into early Sunday morning. The
  most likely timeframe for the highest wind speeds will be
  behind a strong cold front moving from west to east between 5
  pm this afternoon and 8 pm this evening.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
  lines. Numerous power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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