Buncombe Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Chill Advisory
Issued: 2:37 PM EST Jan. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST Monday...

* what... very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as
10 below zero expected.

* Where... Caldwell mountains, Burke mountains, McDowell
Mountains, Buncombe and northern Jackson counties.

* When... until 10 am EST Monday.

* Additional details... the cold wind chills could result in
hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and


High Wind Warning
Issued: 10:16 AM EST Jan. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 7 am EST Monday...

* locations... the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountain area, from
Henderson County and extreme western Polk County northward to
Avery and western Caldwell counties.

* Hazards... strong to damaging winds.

* Timing... very strong to damaging northwest winds will continue
through the afternoon. Winds will diminish very slowly tonight.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Impacts... damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines.
Numerous power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.