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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Morristown TN
259 PM EDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...High Winds are Possible late Thursday and Thursday night
across the far East Tennessee Mountains and Foothills...

.A strong storm system will move across the Tennessee Valley and
southern Appalachians Thursday through early Friday morning. The
tight pressure gradient around this system will produce windy
conditions across the far east Tennessee Mountains and foothills
with damaging winds possible.

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-087-300500-
/O.CON.KMRX.HW.A.0001.170330T2200Z-170331T1200Z/
Johnson-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Southeast Greene-Unicoi-
Southeast Carter-Blount Smoky Mountains-Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Southeast Monroe-
Including the cities of Mountain City, Cosby, Cedar Creek, Erwin,
Roan Mountain, Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, and Coker Creek
259 PM EDT Wed Mar 29 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

* EVENT...Southerly winds increasing to 25 to 40 mph with gusts
  in excess of 60 mph.

* TIMING...Increasing winds late Thursday afternoon with strong
  damaging southerly winds possible Thursday night and early
  Friday morning.

* IMPACTS...The high winds may down trees and power lines.
  Scattered power outages are possible. Driving high profile
  vehicles in these conditions will be difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph...and/or
gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur.  Continue to monitor the
latest forecasts.

&&

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