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Southwest, VA Weather Alerts for    (VAZ007)


Effective: Mon, Apr 23, 2018 12:00am EDT Severity: Minor
Updated: Sun, Apr 22, 2018 09:59pm EDT Urgency: Expected
Expires: Tue, Apr 24, 2018 12:00am EDT Certainty: Likely

Areas Affected: Grayson; Smyth; Tazewell
...Strong southeast winds expected across the mountains late
tonight through Monday evening...
.Low pressure is going to strengthen over the southeast by
Tuesday, and combined with strong high pressure off the northeast
coast, produce a tight gradient over the southern and central
Appalachians. The higher terrain from North Carolina, into far
southwest Virginia will experience strong gusty southeast winds
late tonight into Monday evening.
* Locations...North Carolina High Country, Grayson Highlands into
the higher terrain of Tazewell and Smyth County Virginia,
including Burkes Garden.
* Hazards...Strong southeast winds.
* Winds...Southeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* Timing...Starting overnight through Monday evening. Peak wind
gusts occur Monday afternoon into early Monday evening.
* Impacts...These winds could down smaller trees and limbs,
especially as soils become saturated from prolonged moderate
rainfall. Isolated power outages are possible. High profile
vehicles will find it difficult to maneuver at times.
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.