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National Weather Service Extends Wind Advisory for Rhode Island

Providence, RI - The National Weather Service has extended a wind advisory for Rhode Island.

Updated information will continue to be posted at: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hazardsByCounty.php.

Current watches/warnings for state counties include:

Wind Advisory Bristol, Kent, Newport, Providence, Washington Counties (Including Block Island)

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND INTO SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

* HAZARDS...STRONG TO DAMAGING WINDS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE MORNING WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* IMPACTS...THESE WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF DOWNING TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG ARE CAPABLE OF DOWNING SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES. DRIVING CAN ALSO BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

Related links

Department or agency: Emergency Management Agency

Online: http://www.riema.ri.gov/

Release date: 01-13-2012

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