Wind Advisory until 10am, Chance of Snow Tomorrow, Feb 18 - 19

Tues Feb 15

Periods of heavy rain and advisory-level wind gusts likely Thursday night into Friday morning.

Wind gusts of 40 - 50mph forecast.

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Ugh. Thanks Max. I don't like wind... but it's more bearable when I'm prepared for it.

The NWS has issued a Wind Advisory for tonight, Thurs Feb 17th

Rain tonight, mostly after midnight, with thunderstorms possible. Winds steady after midnight at 20 - 30mph with gusts up to 50mph. Heavy rain ending in the morning early, between 7 and 8, with winds tapering off as well, although some lower speed gusts may continue into mid morning. Cold air moves in after the rain with temps dropping during the day.

From the NWS:

Wind Advisory


National Weather Service New York NY

359 AM EST Thu Feb 17 2022



Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Southern Fairfield-

Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-

Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-

Eastern Union-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-

Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-

Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-

Southern Queens-

359 AM EST Thu Feb 17 2022



* WHAT...Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph


* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut

and southeast New York.

* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Friday.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds will blow around unsecured objects.

Scattered tree limbs, and a few trees and powerlines could be

blown down. A few power outages are possible. Travel will be

difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.


Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high

profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

From Maplewood:

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in all New Jersey counties from 11:00 pm this evening until 10:00 am tomorrow, February 18. Southwest winds of 25-35 mph with gusts of wind up to 55mph are expected from late tonight into Friday morning. Rainfall up to 1" is likely, with up to 1.25" possible in some areas. Rainfall is anticipated to last around 3-6 hours, with peak rainfall rates of <0.5"/hour.

Strong winds have the potential to down tress and powerlines; power outages are possible. Unsecured objects and scattered tree limbs may be moved by gusts of wind. Minor flooding in urban and flood-prone areas is possible. Interior rivers and streams may experience localized ice jam flooding. Travel overnight and through Friday morning is anticipated to be difficult, particularly for high-profile vehicles.

Residents and business owners are advised to secure outdoor objects. Travel should be avoided whenever possible and caution should be used when on the roads. In the event of downed power lines or trees, residents should contact both their local energy provider and the Maplewood Police Department non-emergency line.

JCP&L: 1-888-LIGHTSS (544-4877)
PSE&G: 1-800-436-PSEG (7734)
Maplewood PD non-emergency line: (973) 762-1234

Downed wires should always be considered "live," and residents should remain at least 30 feet away. Residents who rely on power for medical equipment should notify their local energy provider as well as the Maplewood Fire Department non-emergency line prior to the storm.

Maplewood Fire Department non-emergency line: (973) 762-6500

In preparation for the storm, Maplewood Department of Public Works staff have cleared Township culverts and drains to prevent flooding. All Township services will operate as normal throughout Friday.

Thank you all for your cooperation as we work to keep our community safe.

Friday morning Feb 18th

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10am. Winds are gradually diminishing, and will continue to abate slowly through the day. Breezy and colder this afternoon.

There is a chance tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, for a brief but intense snow squall or two as another polar front moves through. Winds 15 - 20 with gusts in the 40s are possible, and snow might be heavy for a short period during a squall.

We were previously promised a sunny day on Saturday. We have a big family wedding and there will be no snow.

The wind woke me up in the middle of the night when it hit. It was really strong.

That line of storms that came through around 5:30 was impressive. It woke me up and kept me on alert the whole time. I peeked at the radar on my phone's weather app and yikes. What a sharp boundary causing those storms.

The icy pieces hitting the gutters was a thrilling accompaniment to the howls of the wind. 

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