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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
108 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017  
   
..GUSTY WINDS MAY DOWN TREES RESTING IN SATURATED SOIL
 
 
.WINDS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS ARE EXPECTED TO GUST IN THE 30 TO 40  
MPH RANGE LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH ABOUT NOON FRIDAY. NORMALLY,  
THESE SPEEDS ARE NOT CONDUCIVE OF DOWNING TREES, BUT THE RECENT  
VERY HEAVY RAINS HAVE LEFT THE SOIL VERY SATURATED, AND MORE PRONE  
TO ALLOW TREES TO FALL GIVEN A COMPROMISED ROOT SYSTEM. FALLING  
TREES MAY ALSO PROMPT THE DOWNING OF POWER LINES.  
 
NCZ001-002-018-VAZ009-015-260115-  
/O.NEW.KRNK.WI.Y.0014.170525T2000Z-170526T1600Z/  
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-SMYTH-GRAYSON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WEST JEFFERSON, SPARTA, BOONE, MARION,  
INDEPENDENCE, WHITETOP, TROUTDALE, AND VOLNEY  
108 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017  
 
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON EDT  
FRIDAY...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WIND  
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON EDT  
FRIDAY.  
 
* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND NEIGHBORING  
HIGH COUNTRY OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.  
 
* HAZARDS...GUSTY WINDS COMBINED WITH SATURATED SOILS.  
 
* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH NOON FRIDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...FALLING TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WIND ADVISORY IS USUALLY ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE  
FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57  
MPH. IN THIS CASE, WE ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT WIND GUSTS OF 30  
TO 40 MPH DOWNING TREES IN SATURATED SOILS.  
 

 
 

 
 
VAZ007-010>014-016>020-022>024-032>035-WVZ042>044-507-508-260115-  
/O.NEW.KRNK.WI.Y.0014.170525T2200Z-170526T1600Z/  
TAZEWELL-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-  
ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-  
BEDFORD-AMHERST-MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-EASTERN GREENBRIER-  
WESTERN GREENBRIER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TAZEWELL, 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,  
BLUEFIELD, FLAT TOP, HINTON, HIX, UNION, LEWISBURG,  
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, ALDERSON, QUINWOOD, DUO, AND RAINELLE  
108 PM EDT THU MAY 25 2017  
 
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EDT  
FRIDAY...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WIND  
ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EDT  
FRIDAY.  
 
* LOCATIONS...SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA NEAR AND  
WEST OF THE CREST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.  
 
* HAZARDS...GUSTY WINDS COMBINED WITH SATURATED SOILS.  
 
* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...THIS EVENING THROUGH NOON FRIDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...FALLING TREES AND DOWNED POWER LINES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
A WIND ADVISORY IS USUALLY ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE  
FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57  
MPH. IN THIS CASE, WE ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT WIND GUSTS OF 30  
TO 40 MPH DOWNING TREES IN SATURATED SOILS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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