Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 50 kts.
State NEW YORK
County/Area ORLEANS
WFO BUF
Begin Date 12/28/2008 09:15:00 EST-5
End Date 12/28/2008 18:00:00 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 100.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A complex area of low pressure developed over the midsection of the nation and strengthened as it moved into the western Great Lakes region then into Quebec. Winds accompanying the system increased rapidly across the area ranging from 30 to 40 m.p.h. sustained readings with the strongest gusts downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario. A peak gust of 75 m.p.h. was recorded at 8:21 a.m. EST at the Buffalo Airport. Close to 100,000 customers lost power during the storm and nearly 90,000 were without phone service. Downed trees damaged several structures and automobiles. The strong winds tore off roofs and shingles on many buildings. At the Buffalo Airport, wind gusts blew several jetways into the terminal building and the airport lost power during much of the storm. In Ripley, downed powerlines caused the closing of the eastbound lanes of the New York State Thruway. At Orchard Park, the wind tore a 2 feet by 50 feet section of the roof the Buffalo Bills field house. The wind picked up gravel and windows and windshields of numerous cars in the stadium parking lot were broken. Inside the stadium, the strong winds tilted both goal posts. Also near the stadium, a concession trailer was blown over with only minor injuries to the occupants reported. The Thousand Islands Bridge was closed for five hours after wind gusts flipped two southbound trucks.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 1.550M 0.00K
CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 08:15 EST-5 High Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 08:21 EST-5 High Wind 65 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 09:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 09:02 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
WYOMING (ZONE) WYOMING (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 09:10 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
NIAGARA (ZONE) NIAGARA (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 09:10 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
GENESEE (ZONE) GENESEE (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 09:15 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 09:15 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 09:15 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 09:17 EST-5 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 09:54 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN CAYUGA (ZONE) NORTHERN CAYUGA (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 10:30 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ONTARIO (ZONE) ONTARIO (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 10:40 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
OSWEGO (ZONE) OSWEGO (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 10:40 EST-5 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
WAYNE (ZONE) WAYNE (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 10:50 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. EG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 10:54 EST-5 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
LEWIS (ZONE) LEWIS (ZONE) NY 12/28/2008 10:58 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 1.550M 0.00K