Gusting Winds Chill Region Saturday

Winds gust up to 40 mph Saturday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Watch Chuck Bell's daytime forecast for Saturday, February 9, 2013. (Published Saturday, Feb 9, 2013)

    While the back end of a major nor'easter passed through New England Saturday, the storm's winds continued to affect the D.C. area.

    A wind advisory for areas north and west of D.C., including Loudoun County, was lifted at 6 a.m. Saturday, but gusts of wind traveling up to 40 miles per hour out of the northwest still blew through the region.

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    Wind chills dropped into the teens overnight and were unlikely to get out of the 20s through most of the day Saturday. Actual high temperatures were in the mid-to-upper 30s in the District and Maryland, while parts of Northern Virginia just barely cracked the 40-degree barrier.

    Amtrak announced Saturday morning that all service between New York and Boston would be canceled for the day while crews continued to clear snow from the tracks. It had previously been hoped that Northeast Regional service between the two cities would be restored later Saturday. Service between Washington and New York has been unaffected.

    At the region's three major airports, cancellations of flights to the following locations were reported: Boston's Logan Airport, Providence's T.F. Green Airport, Manchester (N.H.)-Boston Regional Airport, Hartford's Bradley International Airport, Albany International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, New York's Laguardia and John F. Kennedy International airports, Greater Rochester (N.Y.) International Airport, and Syracuse (N.Y.) Hancock International Airport.

    Travelers are advised to call their airline to check their flight status before they leave home.

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