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Update 12:58 pm – A Tornado Watch has been issued until 7pm tonight.
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, and Floyd
955 AM EDT Thu Oct 31 2019
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM EDT
WHAT…Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
WHERE…In Virginia, Grayson, Carroll and Floyd Counties. In
North Carolina, Ashe, Alleghany NC and Watauga Counties.
WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 AM EDT Friday.
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…Damaging winds may occur ahead of the front
with a line of showers and storms, the west to northwest winds
behind the front will bring a second surge of winds this
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.