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Wind Advisory for Watauga & Ashe – Friday May 7, 2021

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Last Updated on May 7, 2021 6:28 am

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, Roanoke,
Salem, and Stuart
401 AM EDT Fri May 7 2021

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM EDT
THIS EVENING…

  • WHAT…Northwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph
    expected.
  • WHERE…In Virginia, Grayson, Carroll, Floyd, Roanoke and
    Patrick Counties. In North Carolina, Ashe, Alleghany NC and
    Watauga Counties.
  • WHEN…From 1 PM this afternoon to 9 PM EDT this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree
    limbs and weak, small, or rotted trees could be blown down and a
    few power outages may result.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…A period of strong, gusty northwest winds
    will accompany a cold front that will move west to east across
    the forecast area during the late morning and early afternoon.
    Within the general time frame of 11 AM to 4 PM EDT, a brief
    period of sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph
    is possible, especially at the higher elevations.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution while driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Avoid or delay travel through these regions this
afternoon if possible. Winds will be especially strong and gusty
on roads that traverse higher terrain, such as the Blue Ridge
Parkway, Interstate 77 near Fancy Gap, and areas around Beech
Mountain and Jefferson. Secure loose outdoor objects such as trash
cans, lawn furniture, and trampolines.

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