Wind Advisory

Last Updated: 04:47 AM. Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 EDT

Until 11:00 AM. Friday, Oct 12, 2018

NCZ001>003-018>020-111645- /O.NEW.KRNK.WI.Y.0015.181011T1800Z-181012T1500Z/ Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Watauga-Wilkes-Yadkin- Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone, Wilkesboro, and Yadkinville 443 AM EDT Thu Oct 11 2018 ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 AM EDT FRIDAY... The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 11 AM EDT Friday. * Winds...Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph this morning. Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph this afternoon into Friday morning. * Timing...Today into Friday morning. * Impacts...Strong wind combined with heavy rain may cause downed trees and power outages. * Locations...Northwest North Carolina mountains and foothills. * Hazards...Strong wind gusts. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 MPH or gusts will range between 46 and 57 MPH. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use extra caution until the winds subside. && $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist Tony Sadiku