High Wind Warning

March 31, 2023

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Wind Warning for the District of Columbia, in effect from 12PM Saturday, April 1st until 12AM Sunday, April 2nd.

WHAT: Southwest winds ranging from 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph Saturday afternoon, becoming northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph Saturday evening.

IMPACTS: Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.