30 December 2014

"Blustery" Doesn't Quite Cover It

Try "projectile debris":

Anchorage area set to see high winds overnight Monday
Source: NWS


ANCHORAGE - TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE: 

The high wind warning in place for Turnagain Arm and higher elevations has been extended until 1 p.m. Tuesday with the National Weather Service warning of "projectile" debris and hazardous driving conditions within the warning area.

The Weather Service forecasts southeast winds of 30 to 55 mph with gusts of 65 to 75 mph. The winds will likely calm this morning before rising above warning levels again and peaking in the early afternoon, the warning says.

"People are urged to secure loose objects that could be blown around or damaged by the wind," the Weather Service writes.

9 comments:

Rob said...

Now I know we are cold here in MN,, Thanks for sharing Rev. big grin.

Rev. Paul said...

You're welcome, sir. :)
And we're WAY too warm for this time of year.

Vicki said...

I think I will be happy with our forecast for cold temps here (about 40 miles as the crow flies from Rob) because it does not include the words "projectile debris." That's just plain scary.

Rev. Paul said...

I hear you, Vicky. It can be unnerving to see larger objects in flight. I wish that was a joke.

Rumbear said...

Nothing like taking a piece of flying patio furniture upside the head to ruin your day.....

Rev. Paul said...

Absolutely, Rumbear. Not to mention the occasional Volkswagen. Heh.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Renton, WA during a "Pineapple Express" three neighbors had their patio roofs go airborne and land in street. For once I was smart and used hurricane ties from Simpson when we built our patio cover.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

We have things flying around all the time throughout the year. Winter.....wind.....Tornadoes!!!

Rev. Paul said...

WSF - those ties are worth double their weight in gold.

Sandy - tornadoes are a serious threat in your neck of the woods. We traded tornadoes & floods in the Midwest for Alaska; all we have here is blizzards, earthquakes, volcanoes, and the occasional hurricane-force winds. :)