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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
929 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...Strong northwest winds overnight...

.Strong northwest winds will continue overnight as the pressure
gradient between low pressure to the north and high pressure to
the southwest increases. This will result in winds gusting over 50
mph especially across the higher elevations along and adjacent to
the Blue Ridge.

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ015>017-022-131030-
/O.CON.KRNK.WI.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-171213T1200Z/
Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Roanoke-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, Roanoke,
and Salem
929 PM EST Tue Dec 12 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY...

* Locations...Along and adjacent to the Blue Ridge.

* Hazards...Strong wind gusts.

* Winds...Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Timing...overnight through early Wednesday morning. The
  strongest winds will occur tonight.

* Impacts...Traveling will be difficult for higher profile
  vehicles. Some weaker or dead trees could be uprooted, with
  limbs also likely to break. Isolated power outages 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.

The public is encouraged to report wind damage to the National
Weather Service via email at rnk.skywarn@noaa.gov...through
Facebook or Twitter...or by calling 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4.
Pictures are greatly appreciated.

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