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High Wind Warning For Part Of The Blue Ridge Until Monday

[ 0 ] February 24, 2019 |

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HIGH WIND WARNING
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1058 AM EST Sun Feb 24 2019

Western Highland-Eastern Highland-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-
Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Western Grant-Eastern Grant-
Western Mineral-Western Pendleton-Eastern Pendleton-
Including the cities of Hightown, Monterey, Big Meadows,
Wintergreen, Bayard, Mount Storm, Petersburg, Elk Garden,
Riverton, Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle, and Sugar Grove
1058 AM EST Sun Feb 24 2019

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST MONDAY…

* TIMING…Late this morning through Monday morning. The
strongest winds are expected tonight through daybreak Monday.

* WINDS…West 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees, especially
given the saturated ground and prolonged nature of the winds.
Power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles. Minor structural damage
is possible.

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 or more can lead to property damage.

Zone Forecast Product
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1237 PM EST Sun Feb 24 2019

VAZ508-242100-
Central Virginia Blue Ridge-
Including the city of Wintergreen
1237 PM EST Sun Feb 24 2019

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST MONDAY…

.THIS AFTERNOON…Mostly sunny and very windy. Not as cool with
highs in the upper 50s. Temperature falling into the upper 40s.
West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
.TONIGHT…Clear and very windy. Lows in the upper 20s. West
winds 30 to 40 mph, diminishing to 20 to 30 mph after midnight.
Gusts up to 60 mph.
.MONDAY…Sunny, windy with highs in the lower 40s. Northwest
winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph, decreasing to 45 mph in
the afternoon.
.MONDAY NIGHT…Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 15 to
20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
.TUESDAY…Sunny. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
852 AM EST Sun Feb 24 2019

…Strong Gusty Winds Expected today into Monday Morning…

NCZ003-004-019-020-VAZ032>035-043-242200-
/O.CON.KRNK.HW.W.0005.190224T1700Z-190225T1700Z/
Surry-Stokes-Wilkes-Yadkin-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-Henry-
Including the cities of Dobson, Danbury, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville,
Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, and Martinsville
852 AM EST Sun Feb 24 2019

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON
EST MONDAY…

* Winds…West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing…this afternoon into Monday morning.

* Impacts…Tree limbs will be blown down. Trees in waterlogged
soil will topple over, increasing the potential for power
outages. Driving high profile vehicles will be very difficult.

* Locations…East of the Blue Ridge into the foothills.

* Hazards…Strong wind gusts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds are likely to cause power
outages…fallen trees… property damage…and dangerous driving
conditions for high profile vehicles. Move unfastened items…
such as garbage cans and deck furniture…indoors.

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