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Dangerous winds are sweeping across the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast Monday, threatening to topple trees, cut power and cause travel headaches for tens of millions of Americans.
“A strengthening storm across southeastern Canada has brought strong westerly winds to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Monday. Wind gusts between 50-65 mph continue to impact these regions, leading to a plethora of issues in a variety of industries. Downed trees and power lines have led to power outages across the I-95 corridor, strong winds have forced ski resorts in the Northeast to close their summit access, and strong surface winds have made air travel difficult. Winds are expected to slowly slacken Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday. While this week largely looks seasonable or slightly below normal, more cold and possibly cold and snow is expected in this region of the country into the first half of March,” reported Meteorologist and owner of Empire Weather LLC., Ed Vallee.
Strong wind gusts of 50 to 65 mph have been reported in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area and Tri-state region as a cold front slams into the Northeast.