The last weekend of November brings us another wind advisory that begins at 11 a.m. Monday and runs through 7 a.m. Tuesday.
The advisory falls into the group of another “last thing we need” in an area with soggy ground where prolonged winds can bring down trees, send limbs crashing into the ground, take down power lines and generate other problems.
Reports the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg:
…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 AM EST TUESDAY… * WINDS…WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. * TIMING…LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. * IMPACTS…WEAK TREES AND TREE LIMBS MAY BE BLOWN DOWN AND CAUSE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. * LOCATIONS…ALONG AND WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE, ESPECIALLY THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. * HAZARDS…STRONG GUSTY WINDS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BE 31 TO 39 MPH OR GUSTS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 46 AND 57 MPH. WINDS OF THESE MAGNITUDES MAY CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE WITHOUT EXTRA PRECAUTIONS. MOTORISTS IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE. &&
…STRONG GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT… .A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TODAY. WINDS WILL TURN WEST TO NORTHWEST AND BECOME BLUSTERY THIS AFTERNOON. WITH A WET GROUND, AND GUSTS OVER 40 MPH, WEAKER TREES AND TREE LIMBS MAY BE BLOWN DOWN, CAUSING SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. ANY HOLIDAY DECORATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SET OUT MAY ALSO BE BLOWN AROUND AND DAMAGED.
Hang in there. November is not going quietly.