Belmont Under High Wind Warning Wednesday

Photo: Belmont is under the weather today

The National Weather Service has placed Belmont under a High Wind Warning effective from 2 p.m. this afternoon, Wednesday, Oct 7 until 2 a.m. Thursday morning.

Residents can expect steady west winds between 20 to 30 mph with gusts between 50 to 60 mph which could result in trees or large branches coming down causing scattered power outages. Travel will be difficult especially for high profile vehicle such as trucks and buses.

People should also avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. And use caution if you must drive.

Belmont Light’s number to report power outages is 617-993-2800. Do not call 911 for a non-emergency call.

Math Monday: High Winds +Lots Of Trees=Possible Outages

Photo: Maximum wind speed map for Monday, April 13.

Just your luck: the possibility of no electricity during a shelter in place.

It’s going to be a windy and wild Monday as gusts upwards of 65 mph which could cause damage to trees and power lines in Belmont, according to the National Weather Service that issued a High Wind and Storm watches for Monday, April 13.

If you experience a power outage, call Belmont Light at 617-993-2800. Do not call 911.

Winds from the south at a steady 20 to 30 mph with the occasional gust as high as 65 will buffer most of southern and central New England including Belmont during daylight hours. The winds will be accompanied by a soaking rain.

“Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines,” noted the weather service in its latest update issued at 11:32 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 12. “Widespread power outages are possible”

The NWS advise residents to fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of the winds.

Power Outages Possible As High Wind Warning Issued Thru Monday

Photo: Damaging winds heading to Belmont

A High Wind Warning was issued by the National Weather Service, Sunday, Feb. 24, for Belmont and most of New England with predictions of gusts as high as 63 knots impacting the area through late Monday, Feb. 25.

The warning, which began at 3 a.m. Monday will remain in effect until 7 p.m. as damaging winds from the west steady at 40 mph and as has a 60, “will blow down trees and power lines” causing “widespread power outages,” said the service. Driving will be difficult, especially for larger passenger vehicles. Homeowners should secure loose outdoor objects such as trash and recycling carts. 

If you should loss power, call Belmont Light‘s outage number 617-993-2800. Do not use the webpage or call 911 to report a power outage.

High Winds, Hazardous Weather for Belmont Into Monday

Photo: Wind damage in Belmont, winter of 2016.

Belmont has been placed under a High Wind Warning from 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30.

The town and region will also be impacted by moderate to heavy rain producing between one to three inches of rainfall into early Monday morning, according to the latest news release by the service at 4:34 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 that also issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for eastern Massachusetts.

Winds from the Southeast will be steady at 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph through early Monday morning. The area can expect tree damage and down power lines due to fall limbs from trees. The NWS advises homeowners to take action to secure loose outdoor objects.

If the power goes out during the storm, call the Belmont Light outage line at 617-993-2800.

Low lying areas and streets that typically became waterlogged in Belmont will likely to flood resulting in localized urban flooding due to the heavy rain.