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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
344 PM EDT Thu May 25 2017

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Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-
Bedford-Amherst-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
Western Greenbrier-
344 PM EDT Thu May 25 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT FRIDAY...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Virginia, south
central Virginia, southwest Virginia, west central Virginia and
southeast West Virginia.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Wind Advisory.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Wind Advisory.

Clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms could occur later
Saturday into Monday. Flooding may also become an issue again.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
108 PM EDT Thu May 25 2017

...Gusty winds may down trees resting in saturated soil...

.Winds across the mountains are expected to gust in the 30 to 40
mph range late this afternoon through about noon Friday. Normally,
these speeds are not conducive of downing trees, but the recent
very heavy rains have left the soil very saturated, and more prone
to allow trees to fall given a compromised root system. Falling
trees may also prompt the downing of power lines.

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Tazewell-Bland-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-
Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-
Bedford-Amherst-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of Tazewell, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville,
Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Galax, Floyd, New Castle,
Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle,
Lexington, Buena Vista, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst,
Bluefield, Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg,
White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
108 PM EDT Thu May 25 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EDT
FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon EDT
Friday.

* Locations...southeast West Virginia, southwest Virginia near and
  west of the crest of the Blue Ridge.

* Hazards...Gusty winds combined with saturated soils.

* Winds...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing...This evening through noon Friday.

* Impacts...Falling trees and downed power lines.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory is usually issued when sustained winds are
forecast to be 31 to 39 MPH or gusts will range between 46 and 57
MPH. In this case, we are more concerned about wind gusts of 30
to 40 mph downing trees in saturated soils.

&&

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