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High Wind Warning for Watauga County – Saturday March 12, 2022

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Last Updated on March 12, 2022 2:42 pm

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Watauga-
Including the city of Boone
237 PM EST Sat Mar 12 2022

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY…

  • WHAT…Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
  • WHERE…Watauga County.
  • WHEN…Until 1 AM EST 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.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The cold wind chills as low as 5 below
    zero could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

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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