Wind Advisory, Red Flag Warning In Effect Thursday

National_Weather_Service_logoHigh winds blew through Northern Virginia Wednesday night, bringing with it cold temperatures, power outages and other hazards.

What you need to know:

* A National Weather Service (NWS) wind advisory remains in effect until 11 a.m. A wind advisory means gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour are expected.

* 60 mile per hour winds were measured at Dulles International Airport overnight, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

* There are reports of several trees down in Reston.

* As of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, the traffic light at at Wiehle Avenue and Sunset Hills Road had blown down. Police are on the scene directing traffic.

* Fairfax County has issued a Red Flag Warning from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.  A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

* Dominion Virginia Power is reporting about 1,500 customers without power in Fairfax County as of 7:30 a.m.

Any wind damage in your neighborhood? Let us know. Send photos to [email protected].

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