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High Wind Warning – Jan 7-8, 2020

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Last Updated on January 7, 2020 2:18 pm

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Grayson-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, and Volney
207 PM EST Tue Jan 7 2020

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

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

* WHERE…In Virginia, Grayson County. In North Carolina, Ashe,
Alleghany NC and Watauga Counties.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM EST Wednesday.

* 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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