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Wednesday, December 24

BLOG: 12/24/2008 Hold Onto Your Hats & Your Frosty & Santa Decorations

Written by: Brian Neudorff

(If you are wanting to track Santa with NORAD go here)

As of Noon the NWS in Buffalo, NY issued a High Wind Warning.

The image is from our Storm Predictor for wind speeds at 1 a.m. Christmas morning. Winds could be sustained from the west-southwest at 30 to 40 mph. Gust could reach 50 to even 60 mph.

If you are like many who have outdoor Christmas decorations and don't want to spend Christmas day trying to find that inflatable snow globe or Santa then I would recommend that you either bring them in or make sure they are secure enough to withstand 50 to 60 mph wind gusts.

These will wind will be associated a Midwestern storm that will push northeast today over Lake Huron and into southern Ontario and the Saint Lawrence Valley tonight before it exits across the Canadian Maritimes Christmas day.

The position of the storm track and its intensification today and tonight are favorable for us seeing strong gusty winds across western New York.

It appears now that the winds will be at their strongest between 10p.m. Christmas Eve until 4 a.m. Christmas morning. This should not cause you to many problems during the daylight hours of Christmas. Again, just make sure your outside holiday decorations are secure and if there is doubt take them down and put them away so your not looking for them across the neighborhood Christmas day.


  1. Will my house be ok on Thursday moring? is it ok to sleep on the second floor.?

    I am deeply scared of the wind

  2. It might sound a little loud at times. Your house should be fine, no reason to get to scared. If you remember some of those wind events a year ago last January, if your house made it through those then you should be fine.


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