945  
WWUS71 KRNK 121502  
NPWRNK  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
1002 AM EST TUE DEC 12 2017  
   
..STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS THROUGH TONIGHT
 
 
.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EAST OF THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON.  
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT AND CONTINUE  
INTO TONIGHT AS THE PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN LOW PRESSURE TO THE  
NORTH AND HIGH PRESSURE TO THE SOUTHWEST INCREASES. THIS WILL  
RESULT IN WINDS GUSTING OVER 50 MPH ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS.  
 
NCZ001-002-018-VAZ015>017-022-122315-  
/O.CON.KRNK.WI.Y.0019.000000T0000Z-171213T1200Z/  
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-ROANOKE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WEST JEFFERSON, SPARTA, BOONE,  
INDEPENDENCE, WHITETOP, TROUTDALE, VOLNEY, GALAX, FLOYD, ROANOKE,  
AND SALEM  
1002 AM EST TUE DEC 12 2017  
   
..WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY
 
 
* LOCATIONS...ALONG AND ADJACENT TO THE BLUE RIDGE.  
 
* HAZARDS...STRONG WIND GUSTS.  
 
* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...TODAY THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE STRONGEST  
WINDS WILL OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  
 
* IMPACTS...TRAVELING WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR HIGHER PROFILE  
VEHICLES. SOME WEAKER OR DEAD TREES COULD BE UPROOTED, WITH  
LIMBS ALSO LIKELY TO BREAK. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES 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.  
 
THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO REPORT WIND DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL  
WEATHER SERVICE VIA EMAIL AT RNK.SKYWARN@NOAA.GOV...THROUGH  
FACEBOOK OR TWITTER...OR BY CALLING 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4.  
PICTURES ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.  
 

 
 

 
 
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