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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
358 AM 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-
222100-
/O.NEW.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
358 AM EST SAT NOV 22 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
EARLY 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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