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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
500 PM EST SUN FEB 24 2019

NYZ007-250200-
JEFFERSON-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF WATERTOWN
500 PM EST SUN FEB 24 2019

...DANGEROUS WINDS AND FLASH FREEZE THIS EVENING...

VERY STRONG, DAMAGING WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED THIS EVENING...
PARTICULARLY ALONG THE LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE AND IN THE THOUSAND
ISLANDS REGION. PEAK WIND GUSTS COULD REACH AS HIGH AS75 MPH AT 
TIMES. 

WINDS OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL RESULT IN EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO TREES 
AND POWER LINES, WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES, AND PROPERTY DAMAGE TO
ROOFS AND SIDING. BUILDINGS WHICH ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND 
OLDER DETERIORATING BUILDINGS MAY EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR
EVEN COLLAPSE.

THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION! IF YOU MUST TRAVEL BE
PREPARED FOR EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND DOWNED POWER LINES. ALWAYS
ASSUME POWER LINES ARE LIVE. FALLING TREES AND POWER LINES WILL
CREATE A VERY DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT TO BE OUTSIDE IN, INCLUDING IN
VEHICLES. SEEK SHELTER IN A SUBSTANTIAL BUILDING UNTIL THE 
STRONGEST OF THE WINDS BEGIN TO SUBSIDE.

IN ADDITION TO THE VERY STRONG WINDS, TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET TO
BELOW FREEZING AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. 
THIS WILL RESULT IN THE RAPID FREEZING UP OF WATER ON UNTREATED 
ROADWAYS, LEADING TO AREAS OF ICE THAT COULD MAKE TRAVEL 
HAZARDOUS, PARTICULARLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. IF YOU MUST 
TRAVEL, BE SURE TO SLOW DOWN AND EXERCISE CAUTION.

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RSH

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