Everyone knows it's windy

branch on truck


But we didn't realize it was going to be this windy. We snapped this pic on Western Ave in Albany just uptown of the Madison/Western merge.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 7 pm this evening. The NWS reports that gusts will likely exceed 45 mph.

National Grid is reporting more than 500 without power in Albany County as of 3:37 pm this afternoon (it's estimating the power will be back up by this evening).

A bunch of wind reports, comments and sightings via Twitter after the jump.

Reports via Twitter:

From @amymengel: "Wind is crazy here today. Big part of facade of our bldg at work blew off."

From @ersie: "Get home, find Hudson ave at No Allen, ALB blocked off by police. earlier, fire truck was there and city truck hauling away tree trunk."

From @ernestsewell: "The wind is KILLER here today. There are storms moving through. Rained overnight, but VERY windy today. I think the house is coming down."

From @jchristopher: "It feels like our building is going to blow the heck over with one of these gusts of wind..."

From @B_Nut: "Dear Albany: stop it with the wind already. We get it, you're aaaaaaangry."

From @Ellsass: "My building has been shaking in this #albanywind. Looking out the window I think I saw Joe Bruno walking by."

From @keobee: "Almost pulled a Marilyn Monroe leaving work, white dress and all."

From @tenacioustij: "Softball game is still on today despite the wind and the coming rain. Lets hope crazy gusts = crazy home runs!!!"

From @SummerWilber: "where is the thunder and lightning? Well, I have to walk to Springsteen in it, so I guess that's good."

From @go_phish: "Perhaps Njörðr, Norse god of the wind, is currently a teacher in NY and is upset about his salary going public on timesunion.com"

Thanks to everyone who tagged their tweets!


I just have to wonder what percentage of AOA readers got the musical reference in the headline.

A huge tree limb came down on Chestnut Street today. No one was hurt and no cars crushed - but that was lucky. The limb was as long as the street was wide and i would say 9-12" diameter. No pictures - the city forestry crew made quick work of the mess.

that pic is defo in front of my old house, sorry guy in the truck....its probably because I didnt trim the tree

look, the storms gone......................

It was windy today?

(j/k...this is what wind storms were like in my hometown: http://www.flickr.com/photos/royboy81/sets/72157594189539666/with/183359564/ )

In response to Miles:

Poster is dead. Poster is dead. Poster's soooooooo dead.

(no idea if you actually meant for that to be a reference, heh)

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