Posted at 11:30 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until 4 p.m. this afternoon, Wednesday, Nov. 28. A Wind Advisory means that winds of 45 to 55 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
The weather service reports westerly winds from 25-35 mph with gusts of 50-55 mph possible. These strong winds may blow down tree limbs, trees and power lines; scattered power outages are expected.
If you experience either downed trees or power lines, NewsCenter has details about who to contact. The Fire and Rescue blog has some great tips about downed power lines, what you should know and what you should do in case you encounter any downed electrical lines.
And please remember, if your power goes out this evening, please use battery powered lighting and not candles.
Posted at 1:40 p.m.
A National Weather Service wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. this evening. A wind advisory means that winds of 45 to 55 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
East winds 25 mph, with gusts to 45 mph, are expected through early evening tonight. These strong winds may blow down limbs, trees and power lines. Scattered power outages are to be expected.
Our fire and rescue department reports that from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, units have already responded to 21 calls for reports of downed power lines.
Downed power lines can be deadly. Always assume a downed power line is live and avoid going near it or anything in contact with it.
Posted at 1 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory from 4 p.m. to midnight EST tonight. A wind advisory means that wind gusts around 50 mph are expected.
The strongest wind gusts will be between 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., with westerly winds at 20-30 mph with gusts around 50 mph.
Scattered trees and power line damage is possible due to the high winds. Drivers will also have difficulty with the winds, especially those driving high profile vehicles such as SUVs and trucks.
Please secure outdoor furniture and other objects that could become projectiles. Also take care driving high profile vehicles.
In addition to the winds, temperatures are forecast to be around 19°F, which means it will be extremely dangerous for anyone outside for extended periods of time. If you see an unsheltered person who might need hypothermia help, please call 703-691-2131.
Posted at 2:30 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory, in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 11 a.m. Thursday morning, March 13.
Winds are expected to be from the Northwest at 20-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
Should you lose electricity, here are the numbers to report outages:
- Dominion Virginia Power: 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357), TTY 711.
- Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC): 1-888-335-0500 or 703-335-0500, TTY 711.
Other tips to consider:
- Take care driving high profile vehicles.
- Secure outdoor furniture.
- If you have a police, fire or medical emergency, call 9-1-1. For non-emergency needs, call 703-691-2131.
- If you have downed trees, here’s a resource list of who to call.