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355 AM EDT Fri May 26 2017
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT TODAY...
* 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 morning.
* Impacts...Falling trees and downed power lines.
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.