National Weather Service Issued an Unofficial ‘Small Dog Advisory’ Over High Winds

If you see a small terrier flying through the air, you might be in Kansas. Hopefully, that wasn’t the case in Ohio and Pennsylvania after the National Weather Service in Cleveland put out an unofficial advisory. Calling it a “small dog warning” for the Buckeye and Keystone states, the federal agency cautioned owners on Tuesday evening through Wednesday to “Hold on to your Pooch!” thanks to wind gusts of 45-50 miles per hour.

Is this a real thing? Very much so, according to Mental Floss, who points out a 6-pound Chihuahua named Tinker Bell took flight back in 2009. The same happened to a Yorkshire terrier in Siberia, who was found 3 miles away. Even though it’s rare, The Humane Society of Central Oregon recommends keeping pets indoors during bad weather conditions.

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