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WWUS71 KRNK 260153  
NPWRNK  
 
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
953 PM EDT THU APR 25 2019  
 
...STRONG TO POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WINDS EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON  
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...  
 
.A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA FRIDAY AFTERNOON. BEHIND  
THIS FRONT WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE RAPIDLY FROM THE  
NORTHWEST AND REMAIN VERY GUSTY THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.  
 
NCZ001-002-018-VAZ015-261000-  
/O.CON.KRNK.HW.W.0007.190426T1600Z-190427T1600Z/  
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-GRAYSON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WEST JEFFERSON, SPARTA, BOONE,  
INDEPENDENCE, WHITETOP, TROUTDALE, AND VOLNEY  
953 PM EDT THU APR 25 2019  
 
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO NOON  
EDT SATURDAY...  
 
* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...EARLY AFTERNOON FRIDAY THROUGH LATE MORNING SATURDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...MANY DOWNED TREES, TREE LIMBS, AND POWER LINES, ALSO  
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR THOSE IN HIGH  
PROFILE VEHICLES.  
 
* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND GRAYSON  
COUNTY VIRGINIA.  
 
* HAZARDS...DAMAGING WINDS AND 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.  
 

 
 

 
 
VAZ007-009>014-016>020-022>024-035-WVZ042>044-507-508-261000-  
/O.CON.KRNK.WI.Y.0016.190426T1600Z-190427T1600Z/  
TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-CARROLL-FLOYD-  
CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-AMHERST-  
MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-EASTERN GREENBRIER-WESTERN GREENBRIER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF TAZEWELL, MARION, BLAND, PEARISBURG,  
WYTHEVILLE, RADFORD, PULASKI, BLACKSBURG, GALAX, FLOYD,  
NEW CASTLE, CLIFTON FORGE, COVINGTON, HOT SPRINGS, ROANOKE,  
SALEM, FINCASTLE, LEXINGTON, BUENA VISTA, AMHERST, BLUEFIELD,  
FLAT TOP, HINTON, HIX, UNION, LEWISBURG, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS,  
ALDERSON, QUINWOOD, DUO, AND RAINELLE  
953 PM EDT THU APR 25 2019  
 
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO NOON EDT  
SATURDAY...  
 
* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.  
 
* TIMING...EARLY AFTERNOON FRIDAY THROUGH LATE MORNING SATURDAY.  
 
* IMPACTS...SOME DOWNED TREES, TREE LIMBS, AND POWER LINES, ALSO  
POTENTIALLY DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS FOR THOSE IN HIGH  
PROFILE VEHICLES.  
 
* LOCATIONS...AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE CREST OF THE BLUE  
RIDGE IN VIRGINIA, AND ALL OF SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA.  
 
* HAZARDS...VERY STRONG WINDS AND 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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