With High Wind Warning in Effect, Widespread Outages In the Mix

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Power up your computers and phones because “the weather outside is frightful” and you may loss your power due to a storm that’s bringing strong, damaging winds through Christmas eve.

At 3:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, the National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning for Belmont and all of eastern Massachusetts that will remain in effect until 7 a.m., Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24.

The wind will be coming in from the South at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph, according to the NWS advisory. Isolated gusts up to 65 mph will occur this morning along the coastline.

Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines, toss trash and recycling bins to parts unknown and will defeat any and every umbrella. “Widespread power outages are expected,” the NWS noted. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles such as 18 wheel and box trucks as well as SUVs.

If your power does go out, you can call the Belmont Light outage number at (617) 993-2800. You can see real time outage locations at the Belmont Light Service map.

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