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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
248 PM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

...BRISK MOUNTAIN WINDS TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY...

.A fast-moving cold front will approach the area this evening.
Wind gusts ahead of the front will become strong enough to blow
down a few trees on the high ridges of Western North
Carolina and Northeast Georgia this evening. Gusts will
strengthen as a cold front passes overnight, then gradually
diminish Sunday morning.

GAZ010-017-NCZ033-048>053-058-059-062>065-501-503-505-507-509-
190400-
/O.CON.KGSP.WI.Y.0015.171118T2100Z-171119T1700Z/
Rabun-Habersham-Avery-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Swain-Haywood-
Buncombe-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-
Transylvania-Henderson-Caldwell Mountains-Burke Mountains-
McDowell Mountains-Rutherford Mountains-Polk Mountains-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Ingalls, Banner Elk,
Newland, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand,
Hot Springs, Luck, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville,
Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Alarka, Almond,
Bryson City, Luada, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton,
Cruso, Cove Creek, Asheville, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee,
Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Highlands,
Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River,
Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah,
Jonas Ridge, Ashford, Woodlawn, Old Fort, and Saluda
248 PM EST Sat Nov 18 2017

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

* LOCATIONS...The mountains and higher foothills of Western
  North Carolina, plus Rabun and Habersham counties in Georgia.

* HAZARDS...Strong wind gusts.

* TIMING...Winds will increase across the high elevations through
  the evening. After a cold front passes through the area around
  midnight, the strong winds are expected to expand into the lower
  elevations, with the strongest winds expected between midnight
  and sunrise Sunday.

* WINDS...Strong winds from the southwest are expected to be
  primarily confined to exposed peaks and ridge tops, mainly
  above 5000 feet this afternoon. Winds will shift to the west
  and northwest and increase in all areas tonight. Sustained
  winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph appear likely in
  many valley locations tonight, while elevations above 3500
  feet will see some gusts exceed 50 mph.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 46 to 57 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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