Gone with the wind: Weather service issues 'small dog warning' over strong gusts
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a "small dog warning" to pet owners in Ohio and Pennsylvania this week over strong wind gusts that could've potentially sent their animals airborne.
"We have an unofficial "Small Dog Warning" Wind Advisory for northern #Ohio and NW #Pennsylvania this evening through Wednesday. Wind gusts 45 to 50 mph! A few trees may be blown down. Scattered power outages possible," the NWS Cleveland branch tweeted.
The service also included a comical graphic of a dog flying away to really drive the point home.
As of Friday, the advisory had expired, with (thankfully) no reported canine acrobatic incidents.
Small dogs have made headlines after going airborne during extremely windy days in the past.
In 2009, an eight-month-old Chihuahua named Tinker Bell was carried away by a 70-mph gust of wind in Waterford Township, Michigan.
The six-pound pup was later found about a mile from where she disappeared after her owners enlisted the help of a pet psychic.