High Wind Advisory
Statement as of 7:43 PM EDT on March 12, 2014
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until midnight EDT tonight...
* timing... the remainder of this evening.
* Winds... west to northwest winds will become sustained at 15 to
25 mph with frequent gusts as high as 35 to 45 mph.
* Impacts... antecedent conditions combined with frequent wind
gusts to 40 mph will have the potential to knock down small or
weakened trees and tree limbs. Sporadic power outages will also
A Wind Advisory is typically issued when sustained winds of 30 to
40 mph and wind gusts above 45 mph are expected... or when antecedent
conditions combined with frequent wind gusts at or above 40 mph
may result in sporadic downed trees and power outages.
Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 8:59 PM EDT on March 12, 2014
... Strong wind gusts up to 50 mph through 1030 PM this evening...
Winds will become west to northwest at 20 to 30 mph sustained with
gusts up to 50 mph through 1030 PM this evening as a powerful
cold front sweeps east across the Triangle and Highway 1 corridor.
Winds of this magnitude will be capable of knocking down small or
weakened trees in addition to resulting in scattered power
An observation site in southern Orange County reported a peak
wind gust of 62 mph at 816 PM EDT... and observations at Winston
Salem and Greensboro reported peak wind gusts of 48 mph between 7
and 8 PM EDT.
A Wind Advisory remains in effect until midnight tonight.
Fire Weather Advisory
Statement as of 2:48 PM EDT on March 12, 2014
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Thursday afternoon for gusty winds and low humidity...
The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Fire Weather
Watch... which is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday
* Affected area... all of central North Carolina.
* Wind... northwest winds sustained at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up
to 35 mph.
* Humidity... relative humidity values are expected to fall below
25 percent by late Thursday morning... bottoming out at 15 to 20
percent Thursday afternoon.
* Impacts... gusty northwest winds... very low relative humidity
values... and dry fine fuels will create an environment in which
fires can rapidly grow and spread out of control.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected. In coordination with the North Carolina Forest
service a red flag warning may be issued late tonight or early
Thursday morning. Outdoor burning is highly discouraged on Thursday.
- High Wind Advisory
A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
- Fire Weather Advisory
A fire weather advisory is issued when dry conditions in the advisory area result in a situation where forest or brush fires are possible.
- Special Weather Statement
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