High Wind Warning In Effect Until 6am Saturday – March 22-23, 2019

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, 
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, and Floyd
209 PM EDT Fri Mar 22 2019

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT SATURDAY…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect until 6 AM EDT Saturday. The Wind
Advisory is no longer in effect.

* Winds…Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Timing…this afternoon through tonight. Strongest will be this
afternoon and evening.

* Impacts…Downed tree limbs and weaker trees. Isolated power 
outage. Loose outdoor objects will be blown around. High 
profile vehicles will have difficulty driving.

* Locations…From the foothills of Virginia and North Carolina 
west into the mountains of West Virginia.

* Hazards…Strong winds.

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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