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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1131 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

...VERY STRONG WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY MONDAY...

.Strong northwest winds will develop behind a cold front across
the North Carolina mountains by the end of today. The winds will
strengthen overnight and start to weaken Monday morning, as low
pressure intensifies off the New England coast. Pockets of
damaging winds are expected, especially along and just below the
eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge, and across portions of the
upper French Broad Valley.

NCZ033-049-050-053-065-501-503-505-507-509-122200-
/O.CON.KGSP.HW.W.0001.170212T2100Z-170213T1800Z/
Avery-Yancey-Mitchell-Buncombe-Henderson-Caldwell Mountains-
Burke Mountains-McDowell Mountains-Rutherford Mountains-
Polk Mountains-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Swiss,
Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine,
Poplar, Asheville, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana,
East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Jonas Ridge, Ashford, Woodlawn,
Old Fort, and Saluda
1131 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 1 PM EST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Locations along and just beneath the eastern Blue
  Ridge escarpment, the upper French Broad Valley.

* HAZARDS...Strong to damaging winds.

* TIMING...Winds will turn from the northwest by around sunset.
  Winds will gradually strengthen throughout Sunday night, likely
  peaking between midnight and sunrise Monday morning.

* WINDS...Northwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Gusts
  of 70 mph or more will be likely on high peaks and ridge tops.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs...trees...and power
  lines. Scattered power outages are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Please report damaging winds by calling the National Weather
Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message
with your observation and the specific location where it
occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather
Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report
using hashtag nwsgsp.

&&

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NCZ048-051-052-058-059-062>064-122200-
/O.CON.KGSP.WI.Y.0004.170212T2100Z-170213T1800Z/
Madison-Swain-Haywood-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-
Southern Jackson-Transylvania-
Including the cities of Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut,
Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Alarka, Almond, Bryson City,
Luada, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso,
Cove Creek, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva,
Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Highlands, Wolf Mountain,
Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, and Little River
1131 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
1 PM EST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...The North Carolina mountains along and west of the
  French Broad River Valley.

* HAZARDS...Strong winds gusts.

* TIMING...Winds will turn from the northwest by around sunset.
  Winds will gradually strengthen throughout Sunday night, likely
  peaking between midnight and sunrise Monday morning.

* WINDS...Northwest 10 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the
  mountain valleys, and from 45 to 55 mph on the high peaks and
  ridge tops.

* IMPACTS...A few trees and tree limbs may be blown down.
  Isolated power outages are also possible. Travel may be
  difficult for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.

&&

$$

GAZ010-NCZ035-502-504-506-508-510-SCZ001>003-122200-
/O.CON.KGSP.WI.Y.0004.170212T2100Z-170213T1800Z/
Rabun-Alexander-Greater Caldwell-Greater Burke-Eastern McDowell-
Greater Rutherford-Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-
Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Bethlehem, Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite,
Stony Point, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls,
Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Marion, Nebo, Dysartsville,
Fero, Glenwood, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Tryon,
Columbus, Mill Spring, Mountain Rest, Walhalla, Pumpkintown,
Tigerville, Gowensville, and Cleveland
1131 AM EST Sun Feb 12 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
1 PM EST MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Foothills and eastern Escarpment of northeast
  Georgia and the Carolinas.

* HAZARDS...Strong winds gusts.

* TIMING...Winds will turn from the northwest by around sunset.
  Winds will gradually strengthen throughout Sunday night, likely
  peaking between midnight and sunrise Monday morning.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* IMPACTS...A few trees and tree limbs may be blown down.
  Isolated power outages are also possible. Travel may be
  difficult for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.

&&

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