Yancey Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 4:12 AM EDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening...

* locations... the northern mountains of western North Carolina.
Specifically areas north of the French Broad valley, near the
Tennessee border.

* Hazards... strong and gusty winds.

* Timing... wind gusts will increase early this morning, with the
strongest gusts occurring between 6 am and noon.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.


Special Statement
Issued: 4:15 AM EDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Increased fire danger this afternoon and evening across North

Strong, breezy northwesterly winds with gusts of 25 to 35 mph,
will combine with relative humidity levels dipping as low as 25 to
30 percent creating elevated fire danger conditions again on
Thursday across western North Carolina.

Please refer to your local burn permitting authorities on whether
you can burn today or Thursday. If you do burn, you are advised
to use extreme caution.