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  • High Wind Watch for Schenectady County, New York
  • High Wind Watch issued January 30 at 4:22AM EST until January 31 at 6:00PM EST by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:22 a.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 5 p.m.
  • ...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
    THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
    WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
    THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
    * LOCATIONS...ALL OF EAST CENTRAL NEW YORK AND WESTERN NEW ENGLAND.
    * HAZARDS...STRONG AND POSSIBLY DAMAGING WINDS.
    * WINDS...SOUTHERLY WINDS BECOMING WEST THURSDAY MORNING AT 20 TO
    35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.
    * TIMING...DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE TODAY INTO
    THIS EVENING ASSOCIATED WITH DOWNPOURS AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT.
    BANDS OF HEAVY RAIN COULD ALLOW FOR STRONG WINDS ALOFT TO MIX
    DOWN TO THE SURFACE...ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. IN
    ADDITION...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE WEST THURSDAY MORNING BEHIND
    THE COLD FRONT AND THE STRONG WINDS WILL BE MORE PERSISTENT AND
    WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE AREA.
    * IMPACTS...STRONG WINDS MAY BRING DOWN TREES AND TREE
    LIMBS...RESULTING IN SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.