Cleveland – Winds and other Hazards Briefing

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22Feb2019-1

What to expect:

A very strong storm system will move into the central Great Lakes this weekend. The main concern will be

strong damaging winds that develop in the wake of a cold front on Sunday and continue into Sunday

night. Wind gusts of 60 mph are possible with locally higher along the lakeshore. Power disruptions along

with minor structural damage to structures is possible.

Minor flooding will be possible near and south of US 30. Most locations will see 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of rain.

Although locally higher will be possible, especially if thunderstorms develop. Very strong winds just above the surface

Saturday night may be brought to the surface if any thunderstorms or heavy showers develop. So the wind damage

threat could start Saturday night.

Gale to Storm force winds on Lake Erie will cause significant ice floes. Some of this ice may surge onshore and could pose a risk

to structures along the immediate shoreline. Higher water levels on Lake Erie across NW PA may help this ice surge

a bit further inland than what is typical.

The following links can be bookmarked for the latest information:

Information on the strong winds can be foundhere.

Updates from the Storm Prediction Center can be found at www.spc.noaa.gov/

As storms develop, Local Storm Reports can be found here

The latest forecast for your location can be found by clicking on the map at www.weather.gov/cle.

Questions?  Please call the National Weather Service in Cleveland at 216-265-2372 (unlisted)

National Weather Service Cleveland

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