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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
336 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS
OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS...

.A strong low pressure system moving from the Mississippi River
Valley toward the Appalachians is bringing strong, low-level
east-southeasterly winds to the southern Appalachians today. Wind
gusts of 40 to 50 mph will likely affect elevations above 3500
feet today through this evening before slowly diminishing later
tonight.

NCZ033-048>053-058-059-062>064-231600-
/O.NEW.KGSP.WI.Y.0014.180423T0800Z-180424T0400Z/
Avery-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Swain-Haywood-Buncombe-Graham-
Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-Transylvania-
Including the cities of Banner Elk, Newland, Luck, Waynesville,
Tuckasegee, Rainbow Springs, Kyle, and Highlands
336 AM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT ABOVE
3500 FEET...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a Wind Advisory above 3500 feet, which is in effect until
midnight EDT tonight.

* LOCATIONS...Elevations above 3500 feet in the North Carolina
  mountains.

* HAZARDS...Very windy conditions.

* TIMING...Winds will ramp up early this morning and then maximize
  during the daytime hours before gradually diminishing tonight.

* WINDS...Southeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow around unsecured objects, knock
  down limbs and weak trees, and produce scattered power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.

&&

$$

HG



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