High Wind Warning In Effect From 7am Sunday To 7am Monday – Jan 20-21, 2019

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, 
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, and Volney
333 PM EST Sat Jan 19 2019

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

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 7 AM Sunday to 7 AM EST Monday.

* Winds…Northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Wind Chills…As low as -15F Sunday night.

* Snow Accumulations…1 to 3 inches of snow.

* Timing…Winds increase early Sunday morning, along with the
beginning of accumulating light snows. Peak winds occur Sunday
mid- morning into Sunday night. Wind chills expected to reach
lowest values Sunday night. Hazardous accumulating snows,
damaging winds and snow accumulations are expected to end
Monday morning.

* Impacts…Potential for downed trees and powerlines. Very
difficult travel through mountain passes. The cold wind chills 
Sunday night could result in hypothermia if precautions are not 
taken.

* Locations…The southern Blue Ridge from Grayson to Watauga
Counties.

* Hazards…Damaging wind gusts, dangerous wind chills and
accumulating snow.

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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