High Wind Warning Issued For Tuesday & Wednesday

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The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the High Country through Wednesday. Gusts close to 60 mph may be possible in some locations. The full Warning statement is below:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST
WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS…HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA INCLUDING GRAYSON
COUNTY VIRGINIA.

* HAZARDS…VERY STRONG WINDS.

* WINDS…WEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH ESPECIALLY
ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING…BEGINNING WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE THIS EVENING…
WITH THE STRONGEST GUSTS OCCURRING DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES.
TRAVEL WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS ON HIGHER MOUNTAIN ROADWAYS AND IN
LOCATIONS WHERE WINDS ARE CHANNELED.

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 OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Wind warning map

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