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Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/25/2010

High Wind Watch tonight through Friday afternoon

By Capital Weather Gang

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Not surprisingly considering the strong winds expected, the National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for the entire metro area this evening through tomorrow afternoon. From the Weather Service...

STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH MAY GUST TO 60 MPH OVERNIGHT AND FRIDAY ... WINDS THIS STRONG WILL CAUSE DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ... AND MAY KNOCK DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES.

Trees may be particularly vulnerable because the ground has been saturated with snow for so long.

For more forecast details, check out our full forecast through the weekend.

By Capital Weather Gang  | February 25, 2010; 10:05 AM ET
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Comments

Meh - Wind and wind only is so blah.

However, I'd be interested in your thoughts on next week.

Posted by: ennepe68 | February 25, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

60mph gusts now?

Sheesh. There goes more of the roof. :(

Posted by: ThinkSpring | February 25, 2010 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Last night's snow is already gone, but there is light snow coming down now along the Blue Ridge in eastern Warren Co. 31.1F

Posted by: spgass1 | February 25, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Wind is great! Come on wind! 60 mph? You can do better than that!!

Who will join me in a wind dance?

(I really do love a good strong wind on a dry day.)

Posted by: mhardy1 | February 25, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

It's already getting windy around here.

Posted by: Bombo47jea | February 25, 2010 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Windy, indeed. It was certainly blowing pretty hard in this morning's comments section.

Posted by: cbvd | February 25, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Is there still supposed to be a strong storm early next week?

Posted by: bryankellogg1 | February 25, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

>Last night's snow is already gone

It snowed last night?

Posted by: Murre | February 25, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Free firewood here we come...

Posted by: fleeciewool | February 25, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

bryankellogg1...NWS seems pretty confident that this storm will stay well south. Maybe the week after that something will affect us,
but that's of course looking into the unforecastable future (i.e. more than 5-7 days). I know we can get some snow even in early April (saw it once in DC in the mid-90s), but chances of any real snows (1"+) will diminish greatly after mid-March.

Posted by: BH99 | February 25, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Mid-'90s? We had measurable snow the day before Easter way back in 2007 -- 0.4" at Natinal.

Posted by: DontWannaMyPostID | February 25, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Meh. Asked earlier if no snow meant not as windy (thinking the storm would be further off the shore and/or north than expected and the steepest pressure gradients wouldn't reach this far). Guess that isn't happening.

Think spring or snow, but also think best of luck tonight with no wind damage.

Posted by: fklemm | February 25, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

What are thoughts on the storm next week? Euro has been fairly consistent with it. The 12z run today has a 992mb low just east of Hatteras before going to out to sea. Unfortunately I don't have access to the precip print outs.

CWG - if that verifies (always a big if) is a storm on that path close enough to give us significant winter weather?

Posted by: mciaram1 | February 25, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

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