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High Wind Warning for Watauga & Ashe – Monday January 17, 2022

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Last Updated on January 17, 2022 5:55 am

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Boone, Independence,
Whitetop, Troutdale, and Volney
542 AM EST Mon Jan 17 2022

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS EVENING…

  • WHAT…Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
  • WHERE…In Virginia, Grayson County. In North Carolina, Ashe
    and Watauga Counties.
  • WHEN…Until 10 PM EST this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
    Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
    difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Blowing snow may make for white out
    conditions on area roadways. Motorists are urged to drive with
    extreme caution.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

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