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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service today issued an advisory warning of the potential for damaging winds Friday and Friday night in the Westport and tri-state area..

There is a potential for sustained wind speeds from 30 to 40 mph with gusts from 45 to 55 mph Friday afternoon and Friday night, the advisory said.

As a strong cold front moves slowly east toward a departing high pressure system moving off the Atlantic coast, south winds will begin to slowly increase during Thursday.

A wave of low pressure is forecast to develop along this front. It is forecast to intensify rapidly as it moves northeast passing north of the region Friday night, the advisory said.

Ahead of this front, the highest south winds will occur across Long Island and southern Connecticut.

However, bands of heavy showers and thunderstorms could produce wind gusts up to 55 mph region wide. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk for severe thunderstorms during Friday.

Behind this front winds will shift to the west with the passage of this front. As much colder air is pushed east across the area, west winds could gust from 45 to 55 mph region wide, the advisory said. .

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Posted 11/29/06 at 12:57 PM  Permalink



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