Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
608 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINDY CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY TODAY AND WILL PERSIST OVER THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS TONIGHT...

.LOW PRESSURE OVER NEW ENGLAND CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN. IN ITS
WAKE...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ARE OCCURRING. THIS WINDS WILL
CONTINUE TO INCREASE TODAY...PEAKING THIS AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS
APPROACHING 50 MPH ALONG THE RIDGE CRESTS.  SOME OF THE HIGHER
PEAKS IN NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA MAY BE CLOSER TO 55 MPH.

NCZ002-VAZ009>014-016>020-022>024-032>035-302100-
/O.CON.KRNK.WI.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-150131T0200Z/
ALLEGHANY NC-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-CARROLL-
FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-
PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA...MARION...BLAND...PEARISBURG...
WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...GALAX...FLOYD...
NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...
SALEM...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...STUART...
ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...AMHERST
608 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING...

* LOCATIONS... SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...GENERALLY ALONG AND WEST OF
  THE CREST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.

* HAZARDS...VERY GUSTY WINDS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS APPROACHING 50 MPH.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TREES...BRANCHES OR POWER LINES MAY BE BLOWN DOWN.
  WINDS WILL MAKE DRIVING A CHALLENGE...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
  PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS SUSTAINED WINDS OF 31 TO 39 MPH...OR WIND
GUSTS OF 46 TO 57 MPH...ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG WILL
LIKELY CAUSE SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES AND CAN MAKE DRIVING
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. UNFASTENED
ITEMS SUCH AS GARBAGE CANS AND LAWN FURNITURE SHOULD BE MOVED
INDOORS.

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