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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Prince George's County and surrounding areas. The ground is saturated from recent snow melt with a forecast of a heavy rainfall overnight combined with the wind could spell trouble for downed trees. Citizens should stay prepared, stay informed and stay safe. Have your emergency kits prepared and ready to use in the event of power outages and other emergencies.
The National Weather Service has Provided the following information:
Event: Wind Advisory
Alert: ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM EST FRIDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM
FRIDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* TIMING...FRIDAY 11 AM TO 7 PM.
* WINDS...WEST-NORTHWEST 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO 50 MPH
* IMPACT...BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF POWER OUTAGES...
AND DOWNED TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES.
ENSURE LOOSE OBJECTS ON YOUR PROPERTY ARE SECURED OR BROUGHT INSIDE.
Instructions: A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.