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Watches & Warnings

Freeze Warning, High Wind Warning
Issued: 4:02 AM EDT Oct. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Freeze warning remains in effect until 10 am EDT this
morning...
... High Wind Warning remains in effect until noon EDT today...

* temperatures... as low as 30 this morning.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph this
morning.

* Timing... strongest winds will occur before daybreak with the
coldest temperatures around sunrise this morning.

* Impacts... winds may be strong enough to topple trees and
powerlines. Minor structural damage also possible. Cold
temperatures will damage vegetation.

* Locations... the North Carolina high country into Grayson
County Virginia.

* Hazards... widespread sub-freezing temperatures along with
possible damaging winds.

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 are likely to cause power outages... fallen trees...
property damage... and dangerous driving conditions for high
profile vehicles. Move unfastened items... such as garbage cans
and deck furniture... indoors.

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or
highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.