Last Updated on January 3, 2020 3:46 pm
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, Roanoke,
Salem, Stuart, and Rocky Mount
330 PM EST Fri Jan 3 2020
…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY
* WHAT…Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph
* WHERE…In Virginia, Grayson, Carroll, Floyd, Roanoke, Patrick
and Franklin Counties. In North Carolina, Ashe, Alleghany NC
and Watauga Counties.
* WHEN…From Saturday evening through Sunday morning.
* IMPACTS…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power
lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The strongest gusts will be immediately
along and near the crest of the Blue Ridge.
Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this
situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe
location prior to the onset of winds.