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High Wind Warning Until 6 PM This Evening – Update Power Outages! – CANCELED

[ 0 ] December 31, 2008 |
High Wind Warning areas are highlighted in the orange colors via The National Weather Service.

High Wind Warning areas are highlighted in the orange colors via The National Weather Service.

Nelson County, Virginia
Update 12:12: AM EST 12.31.08
Just got the info from CVEC you can click here to get the details!

Update 11:53 AM EST 12.31.08
We have a request into CVEC for information about the outage areas, but have not received a reply as of our request. Their web page does not have any updated information regarding outages as of this post.

We’ll pass along anything we know as soon as we know!

Updated 11:00 AM EST 12.31.08
Many areas that we can confirm, are without power in the Greenfield, Martins Store area. We are currently on standby generator power here at NCL.

We know fire crews are also working a brush fire now on Blundell Hollow Road in Afton. The high winds, obviously, are making the fire fighting very difficult. Other scattered brush fires in adjoining counties are also breaking out.

If you have power and can see our site, let us know what areas of the county you know to be without power by dropping a comment below.

We’ll update as we can!

Previous post:
Over the past several hours gusty northwesterly winds have moved into Central Virginia. Our NCL-TWNF station at Wintergreen has recorded gusts well in excess of 100 MPH during the morning on Devil’s Knob at 3500 feet. Sustained winds up there have been in the 40-60 MPH range from time to time.

The High Wind Warning is in effect until 6 PM this evening when the winds, though gusty, are expected to die down as the evening wears on.

Here’s the details from the NWS:

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
909 AM EST WED DEC 31 2008

VAZ036-037-312215-
/O.UPG.KLWX.WI.Y.0020.000000T0000Z-090101T0300Z/
/O.EXA.KLWX.HW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-081231T2300Z/
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CHARLOTTESVILLE
909 AM EST WED DEC 31 2008

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A
HIGH WIND WARNING…IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE CENTRAL FOOTHILLS OF NORTHERN
VIRGINIA. THE WIND ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA THIS MORNING AND
STRENGTHEN RAPIDLY THIS AFTERNOON ONCE IT MOVES OFFSHORE. A COLD
FRONT EXTENDING SOUTHWARD FROM THIS LOW WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
REGION EARLY THIS MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE BEHIND
THE FRONT…WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AT 20 TO 30 MPH GUSTS WILL REACH
50 TO 55 MPH…BEGINNING MID MORNING…AND CONTINUING INTO THE
EARLY EVENING.

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK…UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
922 AM EST WED DEC 31 2008

MDZ003>005-009-010-501-502-VAZ021-025>031-036>042-050-051-
WVZ050>055-501>504-011130-
WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-
EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-HIGHLAND-
AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-
NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-LOUDOUN-
ORANGE-CULPEPER-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-PENDLETON-
HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-
922 AM EST WED DEC 31 2008

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA…
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA…AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN MARYLAND
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF GARRETT COUNTY.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

LOW PRESSURE TRACKS NORTH OF THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING…
BRINGING A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE REGION. A HIGH WIND WARNING IS IN
EFFECT FOR THE BALTIMORE METRO…NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND…
PORTIONS OF THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS AND THE CENTRAL SHENANDOAH
VALLEY AND THE CENTRAL FOOTHILLS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA. A WIND
ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA. PLEASE REFER
TO THE NPWLWX MESSAGE FOR DETAILS.

INTENSE LOW LEVEL WINDS AND COLD AIR ALOFT ON THE BACK SIDE OF
THIS SYSTEM WILL YIELD SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS WESTERN SLOPES OF THE
ALLEGHENY FRONT TODAY. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES CAN BE
EXPECTED ACROSS WESTERN GRANT AND PENDLETON COUNTIES. EXPECT
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE FRESH SNOWFALL. A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN CONTINUED THROUGH THE DAY.

IN ADDITION…WIND CHILL ADVISORIES MAY BE REQUIRED EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING IN THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS AND APPALACHIANS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

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