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BUD
02-12-2009, 10:52 AM
Did I see that correctly?

cj
02-12-2009, 10:53 AM
Yep, high winds up to 60 MPH.

MickJ26
02-12-2009, 11:08 AM
I figured as much going to work this morning when I saw a caravan of horse vans on the Conduit heading back to Belmont. The winds here are gusting to hurricane strength.

turfnsport
02-12-2009, 11:16 AM
I hope somebody tied Andy Serling down.

BUD
02-12-2009, 11:21 AM
I hope somebody tied Andy Serling down.

The Little Guy turned The Flying Nun:lol:




Wow 60 mph----wow WTH--------I am a bit further into the right hand corner of the country and they are only gusting in the mid 20's here..


Thanks for the Info----Thanks

cj
02-12-2009, 12:31 PM
Wow 60 mph----wow WTH--------I am a bit further into the right hand corner of the country and they are only gusting in the mid 20's here..


In Oklahoma we call that a light breeze. When I lived in Cheyenne, it wasn't even that mentioned.

thespaah
02-12-2009, 01:02 PM
Did I see that correctly?Yes..
Statement as of 9:11 AM EST on February 12, 2009


... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 11 PM EST this
evening...

A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 11 PM EST this
evening.

Strong west winds have developed this morning in the wake of a cold
frontal passage... and these winds will continue into this evening.
Sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph are expected during this
time... with gusts up to 60 mph possible into early this evening


Here are the current observations from nearby Kennedy Int'l Airport

Conditions http://icons-pe.wxug.com/graphics/wu2/headerBlue-right.gifhttp://icons-pe.wxug.com/graphics/wu2/subBlue-left.gif http://icons-pe.wxug.com/graphics/wu2/subBlue-right.gifNew York JFK, New York (Airport)
Updated: 9 min 19 sec ago
http://icons-pe.wxug.com/i/c/a/mostlycloudy.gif53 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity:40%Dew Point:29 F
Wind:37 mph from the West
Wind Gust:48 mph
Pressure:29.40 in (Rising) Visibility:10.0 miles
UV:2 out of 16
Clouds:Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft
(Above Ground Level

JustRalph
02-12-2009, 01:08 PM
Timing is everything in life. If the winds are this strong along this front line......... I don't think I would want to be on Horseback..........

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/02/12/amorewather.html?sid=101

Plain City man dies as winds topple tractor-trailer onto his pickup truck
Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:32 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:20 PM
BY RANDY LUDLOW
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Winds gusting to nearly 70 mph are blamed for toppling a tractor-trailer onto a pickup truck, killing the driver, in Madison County last night.
Stephen M. Gruenbaum, 35, of Plain City, died in the 10:27 p.m. crash on Rt. 42 south of Converse Huff Road.

Gruenbaum was driving north on Rt. 42 when high winds tipped over a southbound tractor-trailer, with the empty trailer crushing the driver's side of the pickup truck, according to the West Jefferson post of the State Highway Patrol.

BUD
02-12-2009, 01:58 PM
I hated those scenes----My God I forgot how much until right now----Wow----terrible--





Timing is everything in life. If the winds are this strong along this front line......... I don't think I would want to be on Horseback..........

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/02/12/amorewather.html?sid=101

Plain City man dies as winds topple tractor-trailer onto his pickup truck
Thursday, February 12, 2009 9:32 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 12, 2009 12:20 PM
BY RANDY LUDLOW
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Winds gusting to nearly 70 mph are blamed for toppling a tractor-trailer onto a pickup truck, killing the driver, in Madison County last night.
Stephen M. Gruenbaum, 35, of Plain City, died in the 10:27 p.m. crash on Rt. 42 south of Converse Huff Road.

Gruenbaum was driving north on Rt. 42 when high winds tipped over a southbound tractor-trailer, with the empty trailer crushing the driver's side of the pickup truck, according to the West Jefferson post of the State Highway Patrol.

oddsmaven
02-12-2009, 03:00 PM
I'm nearby in Manhattan and I've yet to see the wind kick up that badly...windy, yes, but not extraordinary IMO....in fact it was alwfully nice for this time of year....guess it wasn't as bad as feared & they erred on the side of being cautious.

the little guy
02-12-2009, 03:38 PM
I'm nearby in Manhattan and I've yet to see the wind kick up that badly...windy, yes, but not extraordinary IMO....in fact it was alwfully nice for this time of year....guess it wasn't as bad as feared & they erred on the side of being cautious.


Being that I've been both places today I will have to disagree on both counts. From my place in Manhattan, which overlooks the Hudson, the wind is currently blowing so badly that I had to turn my stereo up extra loud to hear over the racket. I arrived at the Big A at about 9am this morning. The wind was so bad there that stuff was blowing around in the subway when the doors opened. I can guarantee you that at both 9am, and when I left at noon, the wind was very bad at Aqueduct.

I hate it when we cancel....but today was understandable.

BELMONT 6-6-09
02-12-2009, 03:44 PM
Andy,


I have spent many a winter day at the Aqueduct rail during these wind conditions and I think it aged me 20 years (LOL). The right call to make for jockey and horse safety.

JWBurnie
02-12-2009, 03:58 PM
Laurel is running their card today. I saw a number of planes make their final approach at Dulles today and felt like I was drunk. The planes were all over the place; up, down, left, right...felt like my eyes were playing tricks. 60+ mph winds.

No slots for Magna....fine, make them run.

the little guy
02-12-2009, 03:58 PM
Yeah, it can get cold there. Today wasn't cold luckily.

I have to think nothing is more dangerous for the horses and riders than wind like this.

cmoore
02-12-2009, 04:31 PM
Being that I've been both places today I will have to disagree on both counts. From my place in Manhattan, which overlooks the Hudson, the wind is currently blowing so badly that I had to turn my stereo up extra loud to hear over the racket. I arrived at the Big A at about 9am this morning. The wind was so bad there that stuff was blowing around in the subway when the doors opened. I can guarantee you that at both 9am, and when I left at noon, the wind was very bad at Aqueduct.

I hate it when we cancel....but today was understandable.

Andys view of the Hudson River..Livin the High Life!!!

http://imagesus.holiday-rentals.co.uk/vd2/files/WVR/400x300/rs/3002593/207691_4.jpg

thespaah
02-12-2009, 11:02 PM
I'm nearby in Manhattan and I've yet to see the wind kick up that badly...windy, yes, but not extraordinary IMO....in fact it was alwfully nice for this time of year....guess it wasn't as bad as feared & they erred on the side of being cautious.You must remember.. AQU is out by the water. The winds over there are much stronger than points inland.
I posted the observations from JFK and the 12 noon reading had winds sustained at 37 MPH with a two minute gust of 48 mph..