High Wind Advisory in effect Wednesday though Thursday morning across Tristate area

27 February 2024- Starting Wednesday afternoon, high winds should be expected around Central Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

The National Weather Service in both State College and Baltimore have issued the High Wind Advisory to start at 3pm Wednesday afternoon and run through 7am Thursday for PA, 6pm till 4am for WV & MD. Counties under the advisory are Bedford, Fulton, Franklin, Cumberland, and Adams in Pennsylvania, Washington County in Maryland, and the entirety of the WV panhandle.

Consistent winds from the west in the range of 20-30mph are called for, with gusts expected up to 55mph.

Impacts of the damaging winds could be downed trees and powerlines, power outages, and unsecured objects blown around. This also could cause significant issues traveling, as it encompasses the I-81 corridor in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia and continues all the way south to Staunton, Virginia. High profile vehicles, like tractor trailers and box trucks, are the most at risk for the adverse effects of the winds.

The NWS advises to monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.