HIDE Wind Advisory issued November 18 at 10:36AM EST until November 19 at 12:00PM EST by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg
...BRISK MOUNTAIN WINDS PICKING UP THIS AFTERNOON...
.A fast-moving cold front will approach the area today. By late
afternoon, wind gusts on the high ridges of Western North
Carolina and Northeast Georgia will become strong enough to blow
down a few trees. Gusts will strengthen as a cold front passes
tonight, then gradually diminishing Sunday morning.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON EST SUNDAY...
* LOCATIONS...The mountains and higher foothills of Western
North Carolina, plus Rabun and Habersham counties in Georgia.
* HAZARDS...Strong wind gusts.
* TIMING...Winds will increase late this afternoon and are
expected to be strongest between midnight and sunrise Sunday.
* WINDS...Strong winds from the southwest are expected to be
primarily confined to exposed peaks and ridge tops, mainly
above 5000 feet this afternoon. Winds will shift to the west and
northwest and increase in all areas tonight. Sustained winds of
20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph appear likely in many
valley locations tonight, while elevations above 3500 feet will
see some gusts exceed 50 mph.
* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
lines. Scattered power outages are expected.