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NWS Warns of Gusty Winds Thursday

By ARLnow.com

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 2:45pm  ET

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the D.C. area Thursday.

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour could make travel treacherous throughout the day and could result in downed trees and power lines, forecasters say.

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY.

* TIMING…THURSDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DOWNED TREES AND POWERLINES WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM THE HIGHER WIND GUSTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT… ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.