Yancey Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 10:36 AM EST Nov. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to
noon EST Sunday...

* locations... the mountains and higher foothills of western
North Carolina, plus Rabun and Habersham counties in Georgia.

* Hazards... strong wind gusts.

* Timing... winds will increase late this afternoon and are
expected to be strongest between midnight and sunrise Sunday.

* Winds... strong winds from the southwest are expected to be
primarily confined to exposed peaks and ridge tops, mainly
above 5000 feet this afternoon. Winds will shift to the west and
northwest and increase in all areas tonight. Sustained winds of
20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph appear likely in many
valley locations tonight, while elevations above 3500 feet will
see some gusts exceed 50 mph.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 46 to 57 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.