Wind Advisory for Mountain Areas

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Friday November 9, 2018, 2:56 PM

McDowell County Emergency Management

Advisory: Wind Advisory until 01:00PM Saturday

As high pressure builds in behind a departing cold front tonight, very gusty winds develop across the North Carolina Mountains and continue into Saturday morning. A chilly continental airmass then settles over the region late Saturday, bringing clear skies and light winds. Temperatures will fall more than 10 degrees below normal Saturday night into Sunday morning, likely dipping below freezing in most areas. The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 1 PM EST Saturday. 

* LOCATIONS…Madison, Buncombe, and Henderson Counties along with the northern mountains and Blue Ridge of North Carolina.

* HAZARDS…Very gusty winds.

* TIMING…Tonight and Saturday morning.

* WINDS…Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* IMPACTS…Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outage s are expected.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS … MADISON … CALDWELL MOUNTAINS … HENDERSON … MITCHELL … YANCEY … BUNCOMBE … BURKE MOUNTAINS … AVERY

Instructions:

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.