Albany Airport Wind Gust Breaks Record
If you were stuck in the house all day on Monday and had noise canceling headphones on, then you missed the strong winds that made their way through the Hudson Valley.
The Hudson Valley was under a Wind Advisory throughout the day on Monday and there were warnings of possible power outages, down wires and down trees. If you happened to go out you probably noticed the flipped garbage cans.
Fences came apart and roof shingles were seen being blown around the Hudson Valley. For example, the roof at the East Fishkill Firehouse blew off Monday afternoon as seen in the picture below.
Needless to say, it was windy.
The National Weather Service in Albany reported that Albany had seen some of their strongest winds in more than 25 years.
On Twitter, the National Weather Service said that they recorded a wind gust at 61 miles per hours. According to records, this is "the strongest wind gust in the period of record between September through April 1987 at Albany."
The 61mph wind gust broke a previous record of 60mph from Feb. 17, 2006.