High Winds in Area Expected to Continue Into Monday Evening

Weather - Jan. 23, 2017

Update 3:30 p.m.: According to an alert from the National Weather Service, this wind advisory has been canceled.

It has been extremely windy all day in Reston and the surrounding area, and that isn’t expected to let up until later this evening.

From the National Weather Service:

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

* WINDS…EAST WINDS 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW DOWN LIMBS…TREES…AND POWER
LINES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue reports that units were deployed to 21 reports of downed power lines between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday.

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