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Esau’s Beard: Blowin’ in the NYC Wind

February 19, 2011

Blowin' in the wind

It’s crazy windy out there today, people.

WINDS…NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 55 MPH. ISOLATED GUSTS TO NEAR 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

– National Weather Service Wind Advisory

Okay, did you catch that? Isolated gusts may reach up to 60 mph. Sixty miles per hour! Those are some powerful gale-force winds.  The Weather Service Advisory entreats us to “Please secure lightweight items, such as garbage cans…”

A quick stroll towards Riverside Drive confirms that garbage cans might benefit from a bit more security.

Dysfunctional garbage can

It’s not just garbage cans that need securing.  Hold on tight to your hats, pets and small children, if you take to the streets today.

A street sign at 109th and Broadway tilts and rattles dangerously.

One way which way?

Garbage cans topple and roll all along Riverside Drive

Rollin' in the aisles

Esau and I skipped the park for fear of flying branches. And Esau’s beard nearly took off once or twice.

That beard needs to be better secured, buddy.

The winds should die down by tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, hold on to your beards, and watch out for flying objects.


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