Strong winds remain in the forecast that will likely cause some damage today. High Wind Warnings are in effect and have been extended through 4 p.m.
The highest wind gust for this event in Rochester took place last night. At that time, a gust to 66 mph was measured shortly after 7 p.m. at the Greater Rochester Int’l Airport. This morning, in Oswego, a hurricane force wind gust to 77 mph was recorded just after 8 a.m.
This massive storm system has been rapidly strengthening. It’s now to our north, but because of its size, winds will remain strong much of the day.
The prolonged nature of this storm system will mean damage to many areas across Western New York as well as difficult travel.
For your reference, here are the top wind gusts recorded in Rochester since reliable wind records became available in 1948.