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Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 2:24 PM EST Jan. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to 6 am EST
Tuesday...

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 6 am EST
Tuesday.

* Locations... Mercer,Tazewell, Smyth, Grayson, Ashe and Watauga
counties.

* Hazards... strong gusty west winds.

* Winds... .west 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing... this evening into Tuesday morning.

* 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.

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.