Oak Hill, WV (WOAY-TV): Gusty winds along and behind a cold front were responsible for putting at least 64,000 people in the dark in West Virginia on Saturday.
Beckley reported a top wind gust of 57 mph while Bluefield had a top end gust of 56 mph.
Below is a montage of user-submitted photos from today’s high winds. We would like to credit the following social media followers for these submissions: Sarah Hopkins, who captured a fire in MacArthur caused by a downed power line, Whitney Martin for capturing a power line and fire in Crab Orchard, Goldie Parker for damage to a property, April Summers Albaugh for a downed tree in Dixie and Kim King for the tree across the roadway in Victor.
Braden Petry’s forecast is below: