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WWUS71 KRNK 230939  
NPWRNK  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
439 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017  
 
...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA HIGH COUNTRY  
AND ALONG THE VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING...  
 
.THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WHICH PRODUCED THE RAIN WILL EXIT THE  
REGION THIS EVENING. IN ITS WAKE, NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE  
WITH THE STRONGEST WIND SPEEDS OCCURRING BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND  
DAYBREAK TUESDAY.  
 
NCZ001-002-018-VAZ015>017-231745-  
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ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WEST JEFFERSON, SPARTA, BOONE,  
INDEPENDENCE, WHITETOP, TROUTDALE, VOLNEY, GALAX, AND FLOYD  
439 AM EST MON JAN 23 2017  
 
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST  
TUESDAY...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WIND  
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST  
TUESDAY.  
 
* LOCATIONS...THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA, AND THE  
VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE SOUTHWEST OF ROANOKE.  
 
* HAZARDS...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS.  
 
* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.  
 
* IMPACTS...DUE TO THE WET GROUND, THESE STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW  
DOWN TREES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.  
 
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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