Strong winds today and Friday could take down trees, knock out power

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Powerful winds are expected through Orleans County and much of Western New York today. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Orleans and much of WNY from 10 a.m. today until 1 p.m. on Friday.

The National Weather Service in Buffalo is calling it “a once in a 10-20 year storm system.” The storm will push northeast across the Upper Great Lakes today before making its way across Eastern Canada tonight and Friday, the Weather Service posted on its Facebook page.

“This cyclone will generate strong to potentially damaging winds across our region in the process, with the highest winds expected late today and tonight,” the Weather Service said.

The area will see winds from the southwest of between 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph, and gale-force winds out on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, the Weather Service said.

The strong winds will make travel difficult for high-profile vehicles, and could bring down trees and power lines, resulting in power outages.