High Wind Warning for Greater Morristown through Feb. 25

Morristown firefighters say a driver escaped serious injury when this tree crashed onto his vehicle, Aug. 3, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
A teenaged driver miraculously escaped serious injury when this tree crashed onto his vehicle, Aug. 3, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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A High Wind Warning is in effect for Greater Morristown from 2 pm today, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, through 6 pm on Monday, Feb. 25.

Gusts may hit 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service:

A surge of winds just behind the passage of a strong cold front late this afternoon will result in 45 to 55 mph gusts. Otherwise, winds during the overnight will generally
gust 35 to 45 mph. Starting Monday morning, strong winds gusting 55 to 60 mph will affect the area.

Which could mean…

Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

With the ground saturated from rain overnight, “It will not take much wind to result in downed trees and power lines,” the forecast cautions.

Morristown knows all too well the dangers from such conditions. A motorist was killed by a falling tree on Ford Avenue last June. And a teenaged driver miraculously escaped injury when a thunderstorm toppled a tree onto his S.U.V. on South Street last August.

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