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Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Monday April 15th, 2019 :: 03:14 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Wind Advisory until 06:00PM

Deep low pressure moves northeast into New England today, with high pressure over the Gulf Coast states. The gradient between these two systems will allow west to northwest winds to gust as high as 45 to 55 mph today, especially in the higher elevations. The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening.

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

* Timing...Strongest gusts this morning.

* Impacts...Some weaker trees and limbs will be blown down. Isolated power outages are possible. High profile vehicles will have difficulty with the crosswinds along north to south routes.

* Locations...From Southeast West Virginia to the foothills of Virginia, and the North Carolina mountains.

* Hazards...Strong wind gusts.

* AFFECTED AREAS: WESTERN GREENBRIER ... BOTETOURT ... GILES ... MONROE ... PATRICK ... CRAIG ... WYTHE ... FLOYD ... AMHERST ... SMYTH ... EASTERN GREENBRIER ... ALLEGHANY ... MONTGOMERY ... SUMMERS ... WATAUGA ... GRAYSON ... ALLEGHANY ... BLAND ... ROANOKE ... TAZEWELL ... BATH ... FRANKLIN ... ROCKBRIDGE ... ASHE ... BEDFORD ... CARROLL ... MERCER ... PULASKI

Instructions:

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.

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Address/Location
Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management
171 Arbuckle Ln
Maxwelton, WV 24957

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-645-5444

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Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible 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:
Wind Advisory

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