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Hang On! Wind Advisory in Effect for Maryland

Gusts of up to 55 mph are expected and tornadoes are possible, the weather service reports.

A wind advisory is in effect across much of the state.
A wind advisory is in effect across much of the state.
If you've already put out your patio furniture, it may be time to bring it in or at least tie it down. And watch yourself driving over bridges!

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory, predicting gusts between 45 and 55 mph in the following counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Cecil, Charles, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Talbot and Washington.

Gusts may be 20 to 30 mph, with winds up to 55 mph, according to the alert, which said isolated tornadoes are possible.

Winds between 40 and 50 mph have already been reported in Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard and Montgomery counties, the weather service said Wednesday afternoon. They will continue, along with a line of storms moving in from the west, ahead of a cold front moving into the area.

The wind advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, which reported that fallen power lines, tree damage and difficulty driving are possibilities.

A coastal flood advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday in Anne Arundel and Calvert counties.

A wind warning is in effect at the Bay Bridge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. That means motorcycles, house trailers, box trailers, vehicles with roof-mount racks containing cargo or any other vehicle that may be subject to high winds should use caution or avoid crossing the bridge.
Robin Anderson March 13, 2014 at 07:12 AM
Your article misquotes "Gusts may be 20 to 30 mph, with winds up to 55 mph, according to the alert" because your source says the opposite: "Winds… Northwest 20-30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph."

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