Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
356 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA HIGH COUNTRY
AND ALONG THE VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING...

.THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WHICH PRODUCED HEAVY RAIN EARLY TODAY
WILL EXIT THE REGION THIS EVENING. IN ITS WAKE, NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL INCREASE WITH THE STRONGEST WIND SPEEDS OCCURRING BETWEEN
MIDNIGHT AND DAYBREAK TUESDAY.

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ015>017-241000-
/O.CON.KRNK.WI.Y.0001.170123T2300Z-170124T1700Z/
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WEST JEFFERSON, SPARTA, BOONE,
INDEPENDENCE, WHITETOP, TROUTDALE, VOLNEY, GALAX, AND FLOYD
356 PM EST MON JAN 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA, AND THE
  VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE SOUTHWEST OF ROANOKE.

* HAZARDS...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TIMING...TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO THE WET GROUND, THESE STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW
  DOWN TREES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE
31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS OF
THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA
PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE EXTRA
CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE.

&&

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