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High Wind Warning
Issued: 11:25 PM EST Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect from 7 am Sunday to 7 am
EST Monday...

* winds... northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Wind chills... as low as 15 degrees below zero Sunday night.

* Snow accumulations... 1 to 3 inches of snow.

* Timing... winds increase early Sunday morning, along with the
beginning of accumulating light snows. Peak winds occur Sunday
mid- morning into Sunday night. Wind chills expected to reach
lowest values Sunday. Damaging winds and snow accumulations are
expected to end Monday morning.

* Impacts... slippery and snow covered roads. Blowing snow with
reduced visibilities. Potential for downed trees and
powerlines. Very difficult travel through mountain passes. The
cold wind chills Sunday night could result in hypothermia if
precautions are not taken.

* Locations... the southern Blue Ridge from Grayson to Watauga

* Hazards... damaging wind gusts, dangerous wind chills and
accumulating snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph are likely to cause power outages... fallen trees...
property damage... and dangerous driving conditions for high
profile vehicles. Move unfastened items... such as garbage cans
and deck furniture... indoors.

In addition, expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities,
and use caution while driving. If venturing out Sunday and
especially Sunday night into Monday morning, wear layers of loose-
fitting, lightweight warm clothing, a hat, and mittens or gloves.

The public is encouraged to report snowfall amounts or wind
damage to the National Weather Service via email at
rnk.Skywarn@noaa.Gov... through facebook or twitter... or by calling
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