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High Wind Warnings & Advisories – EXPIRED

[ 0 ] February 14, 2015 |

Via NWS: Most areas in the Central Virginia Blue Ridge are under a High Wind Warning (generally BRP west & north) or Wind Advisory (BRP East) from Saturday evening until Sunday morning. Wind Chill Advisories / Warnings are also in effect for many of the same counties. Click map above for list of your bulletins for your specific county.

HIGH WIND WARNING /
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
317 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WESTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-
HARDY-WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…BIG MEADOWS…WINTERGREEN…MOOREFIELD…
CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
317 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON
EST SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON EST SUNDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* TIMING…NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE BEHIND A STRONG COLD
FRONT LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH AT
HIGHER ELEVATIONS LATE THIS AFTERNOON…SHIFTING TO NORTHWEST
AND GUSTS INCREASING TO 60 MPH IN THE EVENING.

* IMPACTS…DOWNED TREES AND POWERLINES MAY RESULT IN POWER
OUTAGES. MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WILL BE POSSIBLE. DRIVING
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES IN THESE CONDITIONS WILL BE DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A DAMAGING WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED.
SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE
WILL CAUSE TREE AND PROPERTY DAMAGE. ANTICIPATE POWER OUTAGES.
IF YOU LIVE NEAR LARGE TREES… REMAIN IN A LOWER LEVEL OF YOUR
HOME OR SEEK SHELTER ELSEWHERE IF POSSIBLE.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
428 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

…DAMAGING WIND GUSTS SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING
ACROSS THE HIGHER RIDGES OF THE MOUNTAINS…WITH STRONG GUSTS
EVERYWHERE ELSE…

.ANOTHER INTENSE ARCTIC FRONT WILL PLOW THROUGH THE REGION
BEGINNING SATURDAY AFTERNOON. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL OCCUR
BEHIND THIS FRONT…STRONGER THAN THE WINDS ON THURSDAY. WINDS
WILL REMAIN STRONG SATURDAY NIGHT…AND WILL BEGIN DIMINISHING
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-SMYTH-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-
CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WEST JEFFERSON…SPARTA…BOONE…
MARION…WYTHEVILLE…RADFORD…PULASKI…BLACKSBURG…
INDEPENDENCE…WHITETOP…TROUTDALE…VOLNEY…GALAX…FLOYD…
NEW CASTLE…CLIFTON FORGE…COVINGTON…HOT SPRINGS…ROANOKE…
SALEM…FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA…STUART…
ROCKY MOUNT…BEDFORD…AMHERST
428 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 9 AM EST SUNDAY…

* LOCATIONS…ALONG AND EITHER SIDE OF THE BLUE RIDGE OF
VIRGINIA. THIS INCLUDES THE FOOTHILLS OF VIRGINIA…THE
ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS…THE ROANOKE AND NEW RIVER VALLEYS. ALSO
THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA.

* HAZARDS…STRONG…DAMAGING WINDS.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

* TIMING…FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…STRONG GUSTS MAY DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES. SCATTERED
ARE POWER OUTAGES LIKELY. VEHICLES MAY BE BLOWN OFF ROADWAYS…
ESPECIALLY ON NORTH-SOUTH ROADS AND IN MOUNTAIN PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES…FALLEN
TREES…MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE…AND DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. RESIDENTS SHOULD MOVE UNFASTENED
ITEMS…SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS AND DECK FURNITURE…INDOORS.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
317 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-ORANGE-SPOTSYLVANIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHARLOTTESVILLE…FREDERICKSBURG
317 AM EST SAT FEB 14 2015

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 2 PM EST
SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 2 PM EST SUNDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* TIMING…NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE BEHIND A STRONG COLD
FRONT THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY SUNDAY.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…SCATTERED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. DIFFICULTY
DRIVING HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE
EXPECTED. SECURE OUTDOOR FURNITURE AND TAKE CARE DRIVING HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES.

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