Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of Snowy Mountains Forecast District.

Issued at 10:10 am Thursday, 24 September 2020.
VIGOROUS ALPINE WINDS TONIGHT

An approaching cold front is generating vigorous northwesterly winds. This front will cross southern and western parts of New South Wales overnight and during Friday.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 80 to 90 km/h with peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h are possible for alpine areas above 1900 metres from late Thursday night.
Winds are expected to ease during Friday morning following the passage of the cold front, but will remain strong and gusty throughout Friday and Saturday.

BLIZZARDS are also possible for alpine areas above 1800 metres during Thursday night and Friday morning.

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends that back country travel be postponed until conditions improve.

Locations which may be affected include Perisher Valley, Charlotte Pass and Thredbo.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep at least 8 metres away from fallen power lines or objects that may be energised, such as fences.
* Trees that have been damaged by fire are likely to be more unstable and more likely to fall.
* Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003), Essential Energy (132 080) or Evoenergy (131 093) as shown on your power bill.
* Stay vigilant and monitor conditions. Note that the landscape may have changed following bushfires.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.