Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Wind Advisory - Botetourt (Virginia)STRONG WESTERLY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT....A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA FROM THE WEST TODAY.STRONG WESTERLY WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOONAND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.NCZ001-002-018-VAZ009-012>020-022>024-071730-/O.NEW.KRNK.WI.Y.0001.090107T1700Z-090108T1100Z/ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-SMYTH-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...SPARTA...BOONE...MARION...WYTHEVILLE...PULASKI...RADFORD...BLACKSBURG...INDEPENDENCE...GALAX...FLOYD...NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...HOT SPRINGS...SALEM...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON419 AM EST WED JAN 7 2009...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM EST THURSDAY...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINDADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM ESTTHURSDAY.WESTERLY WINDS AT 15 TO 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH CAN BEEXPECTED ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MUCHOF TONIGHT. THESE WINDS IN COMBINATION WITH VERY WET SOILCONDITIONS MAY RESULT IN DOWNED TREES ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA.A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDSTHIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGHPROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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