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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
103 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

...WINDY CONDITIONS DEVELOPING FOR THE FAR EASTERN TENNESSEE
MOUNTAINS SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING...

.A DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVING NORTHEAST FROM THE
SOUTHERN PLAINS NORTHEAST TOWARD THE GREAT LAKES WILL TIGHTEN THE
PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN IT AND A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE AREA OVER
THE CAROLINAS. THIS WILL PRODUCE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS OVER THE
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS.

NCZ060-061-TNZ018-040>047-071>074-086-087-101-102-VAZ006-008-
231000-
/O.CON.KMRX.HW.A.0005.141123T1800Z-141124T1200Z/
CHEROKEE-CLAY-JOHNSON-NORTHWEST COCKE-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHWEST GREENE-SOUTHEAST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-UNICOI-
NORTHWEST CARTER-SOUTHEAST CARTER-NW BLOUNT-
BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTH SEVIER-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHWEST MONROE-SOUTHEAST MONROE-WEST POLK-EAST POLK-RUSSELL-
WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MURPHY...HAYESVILLE...MOUNTAIN CITY...
NEWPORT...COSBY...GREENEVILLE...CEDAR CREEK...JOHNSON CITY...
ERWIN...ELIZABETHTON...ROAN MOUNTAIN...MARYVILLE...CADES COVE...
SEVIERVILLE...GATLINBURG...MADISONVILLE...COKER CREEK...BENTON...
DUCKTOWN...LEBANON...ABINGDON
103 PM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

* EVENT...SUSTAINED SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS
  TO 60 MPH AND HIGHER ARE EXPECTED OVER THE FOOTHILLS OF THE
  EASTERN TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS AND INCLUDING THE EASTERN
  TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS...THE SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
  AND PARTS OF THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT
  FOOTHILLS. THE WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTH AND THEN
  SOUTHWEST LATER SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...HIGH WINDS ARE EXPECTED BETWEEN 1 PM SUNDAY AND 7 AM
  MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE DAMAGE DUE TO
  FALLING TREES AND POWER OUTAGES. MOTORISTS SHOULD USE CAUTION
  WHEN DRIVING IN THE MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY HIGH PROFILE
  VEHICLES.

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.  WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES MAY
CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES.

&&

$$



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