Winds Whip North; Cold Coming


If you were in northern New York Sunday, you already know this: it was windy.

All day until late afternoon, winds gusted and heaved across the north country. In Watertown, the wind brought down a large tree on Olmsted Drive, one of the entrances to Thompson Park.

Wind gusts in the Watertown area were clocked at 62 miles per hour. Saranac Lake reported 51 mile per hour gusts, and Massena and Fort Drum both reported wind gusts of 49 miles per hour, all of which made it feel very cold.

The real thing is on its way this week: by mid-week, overnight lows will be well below zero, and we'll struggle to get out of the single digits during the day. For a sample of what today's weather looked like, and some of meteorologist Joe LaPlante's observations on the wind and cold, click on the picture.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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