Macon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 10:40 AM EDT Oct. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 2 PM EDT this

* locations... the Southwest Mountains of western North Carolina,
and Rabun County in northeast Georgia, especially along the
higher elevations.

* Hazards... very windy conditions.

* Timing... the strongest wind gusts will occur this morning
through early this afternoon.

* Winds... south 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph at times.
The strongest gusts will likely occur along the higher ridges,
but heavy rain showers could bring strong wind gusts down into
the Lower Mountain valleys as well.

* Impacts... strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph or greater 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.