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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Sunday January 20th, 2019 :: 03:23 a.m. EST

Advisory

High Wind Warning until 07:00AM Monday

A cold front moving east of the region this morning is ushering in strong winds and much colder air. Northwest winds will increase rapidly by daybreak this morning and then maximize during the daytime hours. Gusty mountain winds will persist into tonight, while wind gusts will slowly diminish east of the mountains. The most intense area of damaging wind gusts today will likely impact locations along and near the Blue Ridge escarpment.

* LOCATIONS...The North Carolina Blue Ridge mountain area, from Henderson County northward to Avery and western Caldwell Counties.

* HAZARDS...Strong to damaging winds.

* TIMING...Northwest winds will increase rapidly by daybreak today. The strongest winds are expected from shortly after sunrise through the afternoon hours. Winds will diminish very slowly tonight.

* WINDS...Northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS ... RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS ... CALDWELL MOUNTAINS ... HENDERSON ... MITCHELL ... YANCEY ... BUNCOMBE ... BURKE MOUNTAINS ... AVERY

Instructions:

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 or more can lead to property damage. Please report damaging winds by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using hashtag nwsgsp.

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Address/Location
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-697-4912

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
High Wind Warning

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