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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Wednesday January 30th, 2019 :: 03:39 a.m. EST


Wind Advisory

Wind Advisory in effect from 11 AM until 10 PM. Gusts up to 50 mph are possible.  Exercise caution.

* Winds... southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph
  shifting to west this afternoon.

* Timing... southwest winds increasing to advisory levels late this
  morning then shifting to west through the early to mid afternoon
  with the passage of a cold front. Winds will diminish below 
  advisory levels by the mid to late evening period. 

* Impacts... strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
  lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

* Additional details... the cold front this afternoon may also be
  accompanied by brief, heavy snow squalls which could produce
  locally higher wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph along with
  significantly reduced visibilities.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A Wind Advisory means that very windy conditions are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Light-weight outdoor objects
such as patio furniture and garbage cans should be secured.

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Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
240 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Emergency: 9-1-1

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