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Winter Weather Advisory and Wind Advisory Issued for Coverage Area



Strong to damaging winds, accumulating snow and low wind chills.


An arctic front moving across the region tonight will usher in very cold air Sunday through Sunday

night. Strong to damaging wind gusts are expected to occur, which when combined with cold air

temperatures will lead to very low wind chills. A period of accumulating snow and blowing snow

are expected in southeast West Virginia, the Mountain Empire, Grayson Highlands and the

northern mountains of North Carolina. Windy conditions and accumulating snow are expected to

end by Monday.


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...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO NOON EST

MONDAY...


* WHAT...Strong wind and dangerous wind chills. Winds gusting as high as 45 to 55 mph.

Wind chills as low as 5 to 15 below zero.


* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west central Virginia and southeast

West Virginia.


* WHEN...From 7 AM Sunday to noon EST Monday.


* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Strong winds could cause tree damage. The cold wind chills as low as

15 below zero could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


Downed limbs or trees from the wind could lead to power outages. The cold wind chills as low as 15 below zero could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Be alert to the potential for

black ice and drive cautiously.


The public is encouraged to report wind damage to the National Weather Service via email at rnk.skywarn@noaa.gov...through Facebook or Twitter...or by calling 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4.

Pictures are greatly appreciated.

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Strong to damaging winds, snow and low wind chills.


An arctic front crosses the area by Sunday morning, with a surge of strong winds and very cold air moving in behind it. Strong to damaging wind gusts are expected to occur, which when combined with cold air temperatures will lead to very low wind chills, especially Sunday night. A period of accumulating snow is expected across the Grayson Highlands and the northern mountains of North Carolina. Windy conditions and accumulating snow are expected to end by Monday.


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...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST MONDAY...

* Winds...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.


* Wind Chills...in the single digits Sunday night.


* Timing...Winds increase early Sunday morning. Peak winds occur Sunday mid-morning into Sunday night.


* Impacts...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 northern Piedmont and foothills of North Carolina, and Southside Virginia.


* Hazards...Strong winds and low wind chills.


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. 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 wind damage to the National Weather Service via email at rnk.skywarn@noaa.gov...through Facebook or Twitter...or by calling 1...866...215...4 3 2 4.

Pictures are greatly appreciated.

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