Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 52 kts.
State NEW YORK
County/Area ORLEANS
WFO BUF
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2008-12-24 22:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2008-12-25 04:00:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 25.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A deepening storm system lifted out of the Midwest and tracked just west of Buffalo to near Ottawa and Montreal. This is a very favorable track for high winds across much of Western New York as strong gusty winds are further enhanced by the funneling effects of Lakes Erie and Ontario. The strong winds developed during the evening hours and continued until early morning of the 25th. The highest gusts exceeded 60 miles per hour. The winds downed trees and power lines with tens of thousands left without power. Specific reported wind gusts included: 62 m.p.h. at Watertown Airport and Rochester Airport; 61 m.p.h. at Eden and Oswego; 60 m.p.h. at Java Center; 59 m.p.h. at Oswego Coast Guard; 58 m.p.h. at Dunkirk, Alden and Hamburg; 55 m.p.h. at Buffalo Airport and Canandaigua; 54 m.p.h. at Fulton; and 52 m.p.h. at Wellsville.
Event Narrative


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 275.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 20:26 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 21:00 EST-5 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
NIAGARA (ZONE) NIAGARA (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 21:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WYOMING (ZONE) WYOMING (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 21:30 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
GENESEE (ZONE) GENESEE (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 22:00 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 22:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 22:12 EST-5 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
OSWEGO (ZONE) OSWEGO (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 22:30 EST-5 High Wind 53 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 22:54 EST-5 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
LEWIS (ZONE) LEWIS (ZONE) NY 12/24/2008 23:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WYOMING (ZONE) WYOMING (ZONE) NY 12/25/2008 01:00 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 275.00K 0.00K