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66 mph gust, power outages reported

Feb. 25, 2019 -- The second day of high winds began with more than 4,000 RG&E customers waking without power and numerous school districts extending their winter recess breaks by a day. The Finger Lakes region and Western New York were especially hard hit, with gusts reaching 74 mph in Batavia and ice being blown over Lake Erie retaining walls near Buffalo.

The National Weather Service reported a 66 mph wind gust in Rochester.

Power outages were reported in most Monroe County towns, with Perinton, Pittsford and Ogden experiencing the most widespread problems. National Grid customers west and south of the Greater Rochester area also saw widespread problems.

Heavy snowfall, dangerous wind-cill readings hit area

Jan. 21, 2019 -- Sub-zero temperatures rolled into the area in the immediate aftermath of a two-day storm system that dumped as much as 15 inches of snow across the Rochester region as well as much of the rest of the state.

Warnings and advisories of wind-chill readings expected to hit minus-25 degrees were issued for the seven-county area. In addition to contributing to the wind-chill readings, winds of up to 35 mph blew accumulated stow across roads.

Winds rip down sports dome in Parma

Jan. 1, 2019 -- Early-morning winds gusting as high as 61 mph ripped down the Doug Miller Family Sports Park dome in West Ridge Road in Parma some time between 4:30 and 6 a.m.

The strongest winds, consistently from 55 to 60 mph, were from 2-4 a.m. according to the National Weather Service. Nearly 10,000 people lost power in Monroe County, with most of the outages in Henrietta, Mendon and Hilton.

The air-supported dome, constructed in 1996, covered 72,000 square feet of inside space. Miller bought the facility in 2009, primarily for a youth-soccer program he runs.


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