High wind WATCH in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ
320 PM EST MON NOV 5 2012

A SIGNIFICANT NOR`EASTER TO AFFECT OUR AREA WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S. COAST TUESDAY. THIS STORM WILL THEN INTENSIFY AS IT TRACKS NORTHWARD WEDNESDAY, BECOMING A POWERFUL NOR`EASTER OFF THE NORTHERN MID ATLANTIC COAST WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THE STORM WILL THEN MOVE AWAY FROM THE AREA DURING THURSDAY. AN INCREASING NORTHEAST TO NORTH WIND WILL OCCUR WITH THIS STORM AND AFFECT THE REGION. THOSE AREAS THAT WERE SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED BY SANDY LAST WEEK WILL BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HIGH WINDS.

NEW CASTLE, KENT-INLAND, SUSSEX-DELAWARE BEACHES-CECIL-KENT MD-QUEEN ANNES-TALBOT-CAROLINE-MORRIS-HUNTERDON-SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-EASTERN MONMOUTH-MERCER-SALEM-GLOUCESTER-CAMDEN-
NORTHWESTERN, BURLINGTON, OCEAN, CUMBERLAND, ATLANTIC-CAPE MAY-ATLANTIC COASTAL CAPE MAY-COASTAL ATLANTIC-COASTAL OCEAN-SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-CHESTER, MONTGOMERY, BUCKS, DELAWARE, PHILADELPHIA, INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WILMINGTON, DOVER, GEORGETOWN, REHOBOTH BEACH, ELKTON, CHESTERTOWN, CENTREVILLE, EASTON, DENTON, MORRISTOWN, FLEMINGTON, SOMERVILLE, NEW BRUNSWICK, FREEHOLD, SAND HOOK, TRENTON, PENNSVILLE, GLASSBORO, CAMDEN, CHERRY HILL, MOORESTOWN, MOUNTHOLLY, JACKSON, MILLVILLE, HAMMONTON, CAPE MAY, COURT HOUSE, OCEAN CITY, ATLANTIC CITY, LONG BEACH ISLAND, WHARTON STATE FOREST, WEST CHESTER, NORRISTOWN, DOYLESTOWN, MEDIA, PHILADELPHIA

320 PM EST MON NOV 5 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST TO NORTH AT 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH. SOME WIND GUSTS COULD EASILY REACH 65 MPH, MAINLY ALONG THE COASTAL AREAS.

* THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION, ESPECIALLY FOR THE AREAS THAT WERE HARDEST HIT BY LAST WEEKS STORM.

* TIMING…THE STRONGEST WINDS SHOULD OCCUR FROM ABOUT NOON WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING, WITH THE HIGHEST WINDS OCCURRING CLOSER TO THE COAST.

* IMPACTS…STRUCTURES AND TREES WEAKENED BY LAST WEEKS STORM MAY BE FURTHER DAMAGED BY ANOTHER ROUND OF HIGH WINDS. THIS CAN ALSO RESULT IN RENEWED POWER OUTAGES, PARTICULARLY IN AREAS WHERE THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM REMAINS IN A WEAKENED STATE. DEBRIS FROM LAST WEEKS STORM COULD BECOME A HAZARD DURING THIS NEW STORM, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS LIGHT ENOUGH TO BECOME AIRBORNE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 40 MPH, OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE
LATEST FORECASTS. IF POSSIBLE, NOW IS THE TIME TO BRING IN OR SECURE OUTDOOR ITEMS THAT COULD BE BLOWN AROUND IN THE STRONG WINDS.