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North Carolina, Watauga

High Wind Warning

Statement as of 11:31 PM EST on December 13, 2017

Expires 12:00 PM EST on December 14, 2017


... High Wind Warning in effect until noon EST Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has upgraded the Wind
Advisory to a High Wind Warning, which is in effect until noon
EST Thursday.

* Locations... the northwest mountains of North Carolina into the
Grayson Highlands of Virginia.

* Hazards... strong wind gusts.

* Winds... northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing... highest winds through the pre-dawn hours, then slowly
subsiding through late Thursday morning.

* Impacts... expect some trees and power lines to be blown down.
Power outages are likely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph are likely to cause power outages... fallen trees...
property damage... and dangerous driving conditions for high
profile vehicles. Move unfastened items... such as garbage cans
and deck furniture... indoors.






Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:30 PM EST on December 13, 2017

Expires 11:30 AM EST on December 14, 2017


... Wind reports...

Location speed time/date
1 E Silverstone 81 mph 1000 PM 12/13
Jefferson 62 mph 1050 PM 12/13
West Jefferson 50 mph 1120 PM 12/13
2 SSW Rominger 47 mph 0939 PM 12/13
Mercer County Airport 46 mph 0840 PM 12/13
1 NNW Elk Creek 45 mph 1045 PM 12/13
Burkes Garden 43 mph 1110 PM 12/13
Marion/Wytheville 38 mph 1015 PM 12/13
1 ESE Boone 38 mph 1055 PM 12/13
2 S Richlands 37 mph 0935 PM 12/13
3 SSE Foscoe 36 mph 1100 PM 12/13
2 S Whitehead 36 mph 1100 PM 12/13
Ingalls Field 35 mph 1035 PM 12/13
Barrett 29 mph 0815 PM 12/13
3 W Thessalia 27 mph 0913 PM 12/13
Bluefield 26 mph 0905 PM 12/13
Bluefield 26 mph 0825 PM 12/13
Galax Hillsville 26 mph 1115 PM 12/13
3 N Favonia 26 mph 0958 PM 12/13
1 WSW Vesuvius 25 mph 0809 PM 12/13
Dublin 25 mph 1035 PM 12/13
2 S Lansing 24 mph 1108 PM 12/13
Wytheville 24 mph 1057 PM 12/13
1 W Poages Mill 23 mph 1113 PM 12/13
2 W Blowing Rock 23 mph 1049 PM 12/13
Blacksburg 22 mph 1115 PM 12/13
Floyd 22 mph 0819 PM 12/13
1 NNE Bent Mountain 22 mph 1041 PM 12/13
4 E Hot Springs 21 mph 1101 PM 12/13
2 SSE Wilbar 21 mph 0810 PM 12/13
1 NW Copper Valley 20 mph 1050 PM 12/13
4 WNW Windy Gap 20 mph 0727 PM 12/13
1 WSW Pipestem 20 mph 1017 PM 12/13

Strong gusty west to northwest winds have developed
across northwest North Carolina, southwest Virginia,
and southeast West Virginia as the result of yet
another Alberta clipper system, this time tracking
further to our north across Ohio and Pennsylvania.


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