Cherokee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Freeze Warning, Wind Advisory
Issued: 9:55 PM EDT Oct. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 11 am EDT Sunday...
... Freeze warning remains in effect until 10 am EDT Sunday...

* winds... northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Event... freezing temperatures and gusty winds are forecast
across the higher elevations of east Tennessee, southwest
North Carolina, and southwest Virginia tonight. Low
temperatures will range from the mid 20s to the lower 30s.

* Timing... late tonight into Sunday morning.

* Impacts... freezing temperatures could kill sensitive outdoor
vegetation. Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are occurring or
are highly likely. These conditions will kill or significantly
damage crops and other sensitive vegetation that are left
unprotected.

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 26 to 39 mph and/or gusts of
40 to 57 mph are expected or occurring. Winds this strong can
make driving difficult... especially for high profile vehicles.
Use extra caution.