Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone,
Wilkesboro, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, Roanoke, Salem, Stuart, and Rocky Mount
426 AM EST Thu Jan 24 2019
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to midnight
* Winds…Northwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* Timing…strongest winds between 11AM and 4PM
* Impacts…Tress limbs may be blown down. Downed trees are
possible due to the wet ground.
* Locations…Along the Blue Ridge from Roanoke south into North
* Hazards…strong gusty winds.
A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
31 to 39 MPH or gusts will range between 46 and 57 MPH. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra
caution until the winds subside.