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WINTER STORM WATCH : Nelson – Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning

[ 0 ] October 28, 2011 |

VIa NWS : A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for the areas shaded in blue from late Friday night until Saturday afternoon. In Nelson, the watch primarily (but is not confined to) includes the mountainous regions above 1500'.

The previous Winter Storm Watch has now been replaced with a warning, here’s the latest link: http://bit.ly/w4LgmM

Replaced
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1255 PM EDT FRI OCT 28 2011
WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-WESTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
CHARLOTTESVILLE…HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
1255 PM EDT FRI OCT 28 2011

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS. RAIN AND SNOW MIX
IN THE VALLEYS.

* ACCUMULATIONS…POTENTIAL FOR FIVE OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW FOR
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1500 FEET.

* TIMING…RAIN AND SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA THIS EVENING
AND CONTINUE THROUGH MIDDAY SATURDAY. THE HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION WILL BE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…HEAVY WET SNOW WILL LIKELY ACCUMULATE ON TREES. WITH
FOLIAGE STILL ON TREES…THE SNOW MAY LEAD TO BROKEN TREE LIMBS
AND POWER OUTAGES. HAZARDOUS TRAVEL ON SNOW-COVERED ROADS IS
ALSO POSSIBLE.

* TEMPERATURES…LOW TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 20S
ACROSS THE RIDGE TOPS TO THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 30S IN THE
VALLEYS.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH TONIGHT BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO
20 MPH SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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