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High Wind Warning for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC – Friday December 23, 2022

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Last Updated on December 22, 2022 11:55 am

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Ashe-Watauga-Grayson-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Boone, Independence,
Whitetop, Troutdale, and Volney
1148 AM EST Thu Dec 22 2022

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 10 PM EST FRIDAY…

  • WHAT…West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
    expected.
  • WHERE…In North Carolina, Ashe and Watauga Counties. In
    Virginia, Grayson County.
  • WHEN…From 3 AM to 10 PM EST Friday.
  • IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
    Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be
    difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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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