Last Updated on March 31, 2023 12:59 pm
Avery-Yancey-Mitchell-Caldwell Mountains-Burke Mountains-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Swiss,
Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine,
Poplar, Jonas Ridge, Ashford, Woodlawn, and Old Fort
1205 PM EDT Fri Mar 31 2023
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM SATURDAY TO 4 AM EDT
* WHAT…West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
* WHERE…Avery, Yancey, Mitchell, Caldwell Mountains, Burke
Mountains and McDowell Mountains Counties.
* WHEN…From 8 AM Saturday to 4 AM EDT Sunday.
* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.