Weather Service Expects Brief, Fast Wind Gusts

MOUNT HOLLY NJ – A wind advisory, warning of the potential for strong gusts that could affect all or parts of Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties, was issued Monday (March 7, 2022) at 2:57 a.m. by the Mount Holly office of the National Weather Service. The advisory takes effect Monday at noon, and continues through Tuesday (March 8) at 1 a.m., it added.

The weather service said it expected winds Monday afternoon to blow from the southwest from 20-30 miles per hour, accompanied by gusts of 40-50 mph. Later Monday evening, it anticipated winds would shift to blow from the northwest, with similar speeds and gusts. “Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result,” it suggested.

A line of showers with a few embedded thunderstorms will move across the area late Monday afternoon into the evening along a cold front,” the weather service explained. Gusting winds may be brief in duration but strong, it indicated. “Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.”

The advisory affects not only the Tri-County area but also other portions of east central, northeast and southeast Pennsylvania,; central, northern, northwest and southern New Jersey; northeast Maryland; and central, northern and southern Delaware.

An advisory indicates there is an 80-percent or greater probability the weather event will occur, according to the weather service.

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