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.