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Event Details

Event High Wind
Magnitude 54 kts.
State NEW YORK
County/Area ORLEANS
WFO BUF
Report Source Law Enforcement
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2012-01-17 21:00:00.0 EST-5
End Date 2012-01-17 22:30:00.0 EST-5
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 50.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Strong winds developed across the entire area in the wake of a strong cold front and associated with a deep low pressure center that moved across southern Ontario. Winds gusts to around 70 mph and remained quite strong all night. The strongest winds occurred along the Lake Erie shoreline to the Chautauqua Ridge and the Lake Ontario shoreline from Henderson Bay to the St. Lawrence River. Throughout the region, the strong winds downed trees and power lines. Several autos were reported damaged by falling trees. Several reports of downed signs and minor structure damage were also received. Some school districts in the area either cancelled classes or delayed start as a result of wind damage. Utilities reported several tens of thousands without power at the peak of the storm. Specific gusts included: 72 mph at Rochester, 69 mph at Dunkirk and Oswego, 63 mph at Barcelona, 62 mph at Olcott, 60 mph at Irondequoit, 59 mph at Buffalo, 58 mph at Alabama and Fort Drum, and 46 mph at Dansville.
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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 0 765.00K 0.00K
CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) CHAUTAUQUA (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 18:20 EST-5 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NORTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 19:27 EST-5 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) SOUTHERN ERIE (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 19:30 EST-5 High Wind 51 kts. MG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
GENESEE (ZONE) GENESEE (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 19:40 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
WYOMING (ZONE) WYOMING (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 20:00 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
MONROE (ZONE) MONROE (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 20:23 EST-5 High Wind 63 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ALLEGANY (ZONE) ALLEGANY (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 20:47 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CATTARAUGUS (ZONE) CATTARAUGUS (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 20:47 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
ORLEANS (ZONE) ORLEANS (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 21:00 EST-5 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
WAYNE (ZONE) WAYNE (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 21:00 EST-5 High Wind 55 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
NORTHERN CAYUGA (ZONE) NORTHERN CAYUGA (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 21:00 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
ONTARIO (ZONE) ONTARIO (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 22:00 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
NIAGARA (ZONE) NIAGARA (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 22:00 EST-5 High Wind 54 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
LIVINGSTON (ZONE) LIVINGSTON (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 22:12 EST-5 High Wind 52 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
JEFFERSON (ZONE) JEFFERSON (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 22:29 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
LEWIS (ZONE) LEWIS (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 23:00 EST-5 High Wind 50 kts. MG 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
OSWEGO (ZONE) OSWEGO (ZONE) NY 01/17/2012 23:00 EST-5 High Wind 60 kts. MG 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 765.00K 0.00K