Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1049 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED ALONG THE EAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS AND
SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA TODAY AND THIS EVENING...

.STRONG DOWNSLOPE WINDS WILL DEVELOP TODAY ALONG THE EAST
TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING UPPER-LEVEL STORM SYSTEM. THE HIGHEST WINDS WILL OCCUR
ALONG THE PEAKS OF THE MOUNTAINS...BUT STRONG...ERRATIC...GUSTY
WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED BELOW 3000 FEET INTO THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN
FOOTHILLS. THESE WINDS COULD CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD
IN AREAS THAT STILL HAVE ONGOING WILDFIRES.

NCZ060-061-TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-087-102-050300-
/O.CON.KMRX.WI.Y.0016.000000T0000Z-161205T0300Z/
CHEROKEE-CLAY-JOHNSON-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST GREENE-
UNICOI-SOUTHEAST CARTER-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST MONROE-EAST POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MURPHY...HAYESVILLE...MOUNTAIN CITY...
COSBY...CEDAR CREEK...ERWIN...ROAN MOUNTAIN...CADES COVE...
GATLINBURG...COKER CREEK...DUCKTOWN
1049 AM EST SUN DEC 4 2016

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH 10 PM LATE THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO
  50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THESE WINDS COULD CONTRIBUTE TO FIRE GROWTH AND
  SPREAD IN AREAS THAT STILL HAVE ONGOING WILDFIRES.
  ADDITIONALLY...THEY MAY DOWN TREES OR TREE LIMBS...AS WELL AS
  POWER LINES. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS SHOULD BE SECURED.
  MOTORISTS SHOULD BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS TO CROSS WINDS ESPECIALLY
  WHEN DRIVING IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 26 TO 39 MPH AND/OR GUSTS OF
40 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN
MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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