Strong Winds Could Mean Power Outages Today
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory that remains in effect today for Montgomery County. The Advisory will last until 6 p.m. today. Winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 mph could mean downed trees and power lines. Already some have lost power in the 20817 zip code of Bethesda. At 9 a.m., Pepco's outage map showed five customers without power in the area. The NWS Advisory: WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING... * TIMING... FROM MID MORNING THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON. * WINDS... NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 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.