High Wind Warning From 7am Sunday To Noon Monday – Feb 24-25, 2019

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell, 
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, 
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, 
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs, 
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bluefield, 
Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, 
Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
408 PM EST Sat Feb 23 2019

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO NOON EST
MONDAY…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 7 AM Sunday to noon EST Monday.
The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

* Winds…West 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing…Winds increasing Sunday morning and continuing 
through Sunday night into early Monday morning, especially at 
the higher elevations.

* Impacts…Tree limbs will be blown down. Trees in waterlogged 
soil will topple over, increasing the potential for power 
outages. Driving high profile vehicles will be very difficult.

* Locations…Along and west of the Blue Ridge.

* Hazards…Strong wind gusts

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.

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