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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Morristown TN
1020 AM EST Tue Feb 28 2017

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS AND
EASTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.A strong low-level jet will move into eastern Tennessee Valley
tonight into Wednesday morning ahead of a cold front that will
sweep into the region later in the afternoon. This will result in
strong, gusty winds over the entire region, particularly during
the day on Wednesday. Sustained winds of 20 to 35 mph will be
possible, with gusts up to 50 mph at times. These strong winds
will taper off in the valley in wake of the frontal passage by
Wednesday evening, but will continue overnight along the East
Tennessee Mountains until early Thursday morning.

NCZ060-061-TNZ012>017-035>040-042-044-046-067>071-073-081>087-
098>102-VAZ001-002-005-006-008-282330-
/O.CON.KMRX.WI.Y.0008.170301T1200Z-170302T0500Z/
Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-
Sullivan-Morgan-Anderson-Union-Grainger-Hamblen-Northwest Cocke-
Northwest Greene-Washington TN-Northwest Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-
Jefferson-NW Blount-North Sevier-Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-
McMinn-Northwest Monroe-Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-
West Polk-East Polk-Lee-Wise-Scott-Russell-Washington-
Including the cities of Murphy, Hayesville, Oneida, La Follette,
Tazewell, Sneedville, Rogersville, Kingsport, Bristol, Wartburg,
Clinton, Oak Ridge, Maynardville, Rutledge, Morristown, Newport,
Greeneville, Johnson City, Elizabethton, Kingston, Lenoir City,
Knoxville, Dandridge, Maryville, Sevierville, Dunlap, Pikeville,
Dayton, Decatur, Athens, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Jasper,
Chattanooga, Cleveland, Benton, Ducktown, Jonesville, Wise,
Norton, Gate City, Lebanon, and Abingdon
1020 AM EST Tue Feb 28 2017 /920 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017/

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM EST /6 AM CST/
WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST /11 PM CST/ WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* EVENT...Southerly winds 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph.

* TIMING...7 AM to 10 PM on Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...These winds 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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Morristown TN
333 AM EST Tue Feb 28 2017

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005-006-008-010845-
Cherokee-Clay-Scott TN-Campbell-Claiborne-Hancock-Hawkins-
Sullivan-Johnson-Morgan-Anderson-Union-Grainger-Hamblen-
Northwest Cocke-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Roane-Loudon-Knox-Jefferson-NW Blount-
Blount Smoky Mountains-North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Sequatchie-Bledsoe-Rhea-Meigs-McMinn-Northwest Monroe-
Southeast Monroe-Marion-Hamilton-Bradley-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-
Wise-Scott-Russell-Washington-
333 AM EST Tue Feb 28 2017 /233 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southwest North
Carolina...East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong southerly winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts to 50 mph are
expected to develop along the high terrain of the Great Smoky
Mountains after midnight. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 12 to
7 AM EST.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

A significant outbreak of severe weather is possible on Wednesday
as a strong cold front sweeps into the region from the west. In
particular, there is an enhanced risk for thunderstorms capable
of producing damaging straight-line winds on Wednesday afternoon
and evening across most of the forecast area. Additionally, these
storms will be capable of producing large hail and potentially a
few tornadoes. The main timeframe for severe weather will occur
from roughly noon to 8 pm on Wednesday.

Strong southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
will be possible across the Southern Appalachians and East
Tennessee Valley on Wednesday. Strong winds will remain possible
in the higher terrain of the Southern Appalachian Mountains
through Thursday Morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will be needed on Wednesday afternoon and
evening in support of severe weather operations.

$$



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