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Event: Special Weather Statement
Alert:
...A HIGH-IMPACT WINDSTORM CONTINUES FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC... 

 

At 6:00 PM, high winds continue across the region, with gusts 

commonly between 40 and 60 mph over land, and 40 to 60 knots over 

water. 

This is a prolonged, high-impact windstorm for the region, with 

many downed trees and power lines. The duration of the winds will 

add to the hazardous nature of this event. While gusts will slowly 

diminish in intensity this weekend, they will remain around 40 

mph Saturday. This will hamper the repair of power lines and tree 

removal. 

Travel is dangerous on the roads, especially for high profile 

vehicles. Be aware of rapidly changing road conditions due to the 

potential of downed trees and power lines. This is especially true 

after nightfall as you may quickly come up on an unseen tree 

across the road. The waters remain exceptionally hazardous as 

well. 

Pedestrians will also face very hazardous conditions, and need to 

be aware of wind-borne projectiles. People should avoid being 

outside in forested areas and around trees. If possible, remain in 

the lower levels of your homes during the windstorm, and avoid 

windows. 

Widespread power outages are occurring. If you use a portable 

generator, follow manufacturer`s instructions and do not operate 

it indoors or in your garage. Also, check on the safety and 

wellness of the elderly and physically challenged. 

A High Wind Warning is in effect for most of the area until 6 AM 

Saturday. This includes the greater metropolitan areas of 

Baltimore and Washington DC. A Storm Warning is in effect for the 

waters until 6 AM. The high winds are being created by an intense 

low pressure system offshore.
Instructions:
Target Area:
Anne Arundel
Calvert
Carroll
Central and Eastern Allegany
Central and Southeast Howard
Central and Southeast Montgomery
Charles
Extreme Western Allegany
Frederick
Northern Baltimore
Northwest Harford
Northwest Howard
Northwest Montgomery
Prince Georges
Southeast Harford
Southern Baltimore
St. Marys
Washington
Anne Arundel
Calvert
Carroll
Central and Eastern Allegany
Central and Southeast Howard
Central and Southeast Montgomery
Charles
Extreme Western Allegany
Frederick
Northern Baltimore
Northwest Harford
Northwest Howard
Northwest Montgomery
Prince Georges
Southeast Harford
Southern Baltimore
St. Marys
Washington
Anne Arundel
Calvert
Carroll
Central and Eastern Allegany
Central and Southeast Howard
Central and Southeast Montgomery
Charles
Extreme Western Allegany
Frederick
Northern Baltimore
Northwest Harford
Northwest Howard
Northwest Montgomery
Prince Georges
Southeast Harford
Southern Baltimore
St. Marys
Washington