URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
229 PM EDT Fri Mar 31 2023 MDZ001-003-501-502-VAZ025>031-503-504-507-508-WVZ050>053-055- 501>506-010230- /O.UPG.KLWX.HW.A.0002.230401T1200Z-230402T0600Z/ /O.NEW.KLWX.HW.W.0002.230401T1200Z-230402T0600Z/ Garrett-Washington-Extreme Western Allegany- Central and Eastern Allegany-Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah- Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke-Western Highland-Eastern Highland- Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge- Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson-Hardy-Western Grant- Eastern Grant-Western Mineral-Eastern Mineral-Western Pendleton- Eastern Pendleton- Including the cities of Mountain Lake Park, Oakland, Grantsville, Hagerstown, Frostburg, Cumberland, Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market, Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville, Hightown, Monterey, Big Meadows, Wintergreen, Romney, Paw Paw, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Moorefield, Bayard, Mount Storm, Petersburg, Elk Garden, Antioch, Keyser, New Creek, Ridgeville, Russelldale, Headsville, Fort Ashby, Riverton, Brandywine, Franklin, Oak Flat, Ruddle, and Sugar Grove 229 PM EDT Fri Mar 31 2023 ... HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM SATURDAY TO 2 AM EDT SUNDAY...
* WHAT... Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph during the day Saturday, strongest gusts at higher elevations, becoming northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph Saturday evening and night.
* WHERE... Portions of north-central and western Maryland, central and northwest Virginia, and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.
* WHEN... From 8 AM Saturday to 2 AM EDT Sunday. The strongest winds are expected Saturday evening.
* IMPACTS... Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.