Weather Alert: High Wind Warning and Wind Chill Advisory
The Salisbury University Police Department received the following weather bulletin from the Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services. University Police will update the campus community if additional information or warnings develop.
February 14, 2015, 2:32 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Wind Warning for Wicomico County, which is in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday, February 14, until 4 p.m. Sunday, February 15.
*Hazards: Strong Winds
*Winds: Northwest 30 to 40 MPH with gusts 50 to 60 MPH
*Timing: Late Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon
*Impacts: The strong winds may lead to difficult travel conditions especially in high profile vehicles. Tree damage and power outages may be expected.
Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or is occurring. Sustained wind speeds of 40 MPH or gusts of 58 MPH or more can lead to property damage.
The NWS also has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for Wicomico County, which is in effect from 4 a.m. Sunday, February 15, until 10 a.m. Monday, February 16.
*Hazards: Dangerously low wind chills and strong Northwest winds
*Wind Chill Values: Zero to 10 below Zero
*Timing: Late tonight through the early Monday morning
*Impacts: Frostbite and Hypothermia are possible if precautions are not taken
Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: A wind chill advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will lead to frostbite and hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors dress in layers and wear a hat and gloves.