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High Wind Warning In Effect From 6pm Saturday To Noon Sunday – Jan 4-5, 2020

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Last Updated on January 4, 2020 6:04 am

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, Roanoke,
Salem, Stuart, and Rocky Mount
342 AM EST Sat Jan 4 2020

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST
SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
expected.

* WHERE…In Virginia, Grayson, Carroll, Floyd, Roanoke, Patrick
and Franklin Counties. In North Carolina, Ashe, Alleghany NC
and Watauga Counties.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to noon EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Scattered power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The strongest gusts will be immediately
along and near the crest of the Blue Ridge.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. Use caution if you must drive.

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