« View county listWind Advisory
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Boone, Independence,
Whitetop, Troutdale, and Volney
334 AM EST Tue Jan 23 2018
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST
...WIND ADVISORY THAT WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING
HAS BEEN CANCELLED...
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 10 AM
EST Wednesday. The Wind Advisory that was in effect until 6 AM
this morning has been cancelled.
* Locations...Ashe and Watauga Counties in northwest North
Carolina, and Grayson County in southwest Virginia.
* Hazards...Strong gusty northwest winds.
* Winds...Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
* Timing...A northwest wind shift is expected by mid-morning
today, with winds increasing and becoming gusty early this
afternoon. The strongest winds are expected late this afternoon
into overnight tonight. Northwest wind gusts should then ease
by early morning Wednesday.
* Impacts...These winds may down small trees or tree limbs...as
well as power lines. Loose outdoor objects should be secured.
Winds this strong can make travel difficult, especially for
high profile vehicles.
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.