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Friday, December 16, 2016

National Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory
High Winds Above 3500 feet, Scattered Power Outages Possible

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The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for our region above 3500 feet. Winds on the ridgetops will be coming out of the southwest 2 to 35 mph, gusting to 50 mph or more overnight tonight and into the morning on Saturday. The full text is at the end of this update.

Winds will not be as high for us in the valleys, but we will notice the higher winds. Our impact will be in the form of power outages as winds at higher elevations knock tree limbs and trees onto power lines and cause scattered power outages.

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***Wind Advisory***

343 AM EST FRI DEC 16 2016

...Strong winds expected across the higher peaks and ridgetops of the southwest North Carolina mountains tonight...
...Wind advisory in effect from 7 pm this evening to 10 am est Saturday above 3500 feet...
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a wind advisory above 3500 feet... Which is in effect from 7 pm this evening to 10 am est Saturday.
* locations...Peaks and ridgetops of the southwest North Carolina mountains.
* hazards...Very windy conditions.
* timing...Gusty southwest winds will strengthen tonight and will remain strong through mid morning Saturday.
* winds...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* impacts...Strong winds may blow down limbs... Trees... And power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult... Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
Stay tuned to NOAA weather radio or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates. Additional details can be found at www.Weather.Gov/gsp.