High Wind Warning

Last Updated: 14:45 PM. Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 EDT

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

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ015-016-120245- /O.CON.KRNK.HW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-181012T1500Z/ Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Grayson-Carroll- Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, and Galax 237 PM EDT Thu Oct 11 2018 ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT FRIDAY... * Winds...Northwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph this evening into Friday morning. * Timing...Through Friday morning. * Impacts...Strong wind combined with heavy rain will cause numerous downed trees and power outages. * Locations...North Carolina High Country including the Southwest Virginia mountains. * Hazards...Strong wind gusts. 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 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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Forecast by

Meteorologist John Ahrens