Friday, February 25, 2011

High Wind Alert For New York City Tonight - Thrillseekers, Try A Ride On The Swinging Roosevelt Island Tram Over The East River

Are you a New York City thrillseeker looking for something to do tonight? Do you enjoy riding on roller coasters?

Then you might want to consider a ride on the Roosevelt Island Tram later this evening.

As reported earlier, during last weekend's high winds one non-thrillseeking Roosevelt Island Tram rider wrote to Roosevelt Island 360:
Today's ride (02-19-2011) was HORRIBLE. People were screaming inside. Due to high wind the cabin was swinging terribly. I'll never take the tram during windy days. I was scared to death!
Also, gcris tweeted:
Roosevelt Island Tram. Nothing scarier than being suspended on 3 wires on windy day above the East River.
High winds are predicted again for later tonight. According to the Wall Street Journal:
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for New York City.

It's in effect from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST Friday.

The weather service says there could be sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph.

It says the wind could bring down trees and power lines.
So, if you like being tossed around a cabin high up over the East River, a ride on the Roosevelt Island Tram is the thing to do tonight. The Tram will be swinging, particularly near the towers.

On the other hand, if this does not sound appealing, better consider carefully whether you want to use the Tram tonight during high winds.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC), the Tram:
Operates in all weather conditions except for lightning and winds over 50 miles per hour.
Good luck to all you thrillseekers!


JPH said...

Ride was just fine at 7:15. No screaming that I heard.