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Wind Advisory For Some Areas Of The Central Virginia Blue Ridge Until Early Wednesday Afternoon

[ 0 ] March 1, 2016 |

Via NWS : A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for many areas along and near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Central Virginia from Tuesday night until Wednesday afternoon.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 AM EST TUE MAR 1 2016

MDZ501-VAZ025-026-503-504-507-508-WVZ055-501>503-505-506-011645-
/O.NEW.KLWX.WI.Y.0007.160302T0200Z-160302T1700Z/
EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-WESTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE-CENTRAL VA BLUE RIDGE-
HARDY-WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-
WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FROSTBURG…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…
STUARTS DRAFT…HARRISONBURG…HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…
BIG MEADOWS…WINTERGREEN…MOOREFIELD…BAYARD…MOUNT STORM…
PETERSBURG…ELK GARDEN…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
331 AM EST TUE MAR 1 2016

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST
WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
EVENING TO NOON EST WEDNESDAY.

* TIMING…LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE
STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 10 AM WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 50
MPH…BECOMING NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

* 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.

&&

$$
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
250 PM EST TUE MAR 1 2016

…STRONG WESTERLY WINDS TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY…

.A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION TONIGHT PRODUCING SHOWERS AND
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS. WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE WEST BEHIND
THE FRONT…AND WILL BE ESPECIALLY GUSTY ALONG THE RIDGE CRESTS.
STRONG WIND GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE UNTIL NOON WEDNESDAY BEFORE
DIMINISHING.

NCZ002-VAZ007-009>014-016>020-022>024-WVZ042>044-507-508-020400-
/O.EXT.KRNK.WI.Y.0006.160302T0000Z-160302T1700Z/
ALLEGHANY NC-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-
CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-
ROCKBRIDGE-MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-EASTERN GREENBRIER-
WESTERN GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SPARTA…TAZEWELL…MARION…BLAND…
PEARISBURG…WYTHEVILLE…RADFORD…PULASKI…BLACKSBURG…
GALAX…FLOYD…NEW CASTLE…CLIFTON FORGE…COVINGTON…
HOT SPRINGS…ROANOKE…SALEM…FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…
BUENA VISTA…BLUEFIELD…FLAT TOP…HINTON…HIX…UNION…
LEWISBURG…WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS…ALDERSON…QUINWOOD…DUO…
RAINELLE
250 PM EST TUE MAR 1 2016

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST
WEDNESDAY…

* LOCATIONS…PART OF THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA…HIGHLANDS
OF VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE GREENBRIER…NEW
RIVER…ROANOKE AND SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEYS.

* HAZARDS…STRONG GUSTY WINDS.

* WINDS…WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. GUSTS NEAR 55
MPH ARE POSSIBLE FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FEET.

* TIMING…BEGINNING WITH THE FRONTAL PASSAGE THIS EVENING…
WITH THE STRONGEST GUSTS OCCURRING DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES.
CROSS WINDS ALONG INTERSTATE 77 AND 81 WILL MAKE DRIVING A
CHALLENGE…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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