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Freezing Rain Advisory Until 3PM Sunday – Canceled

[ 0 ] January 4, 2014 |

Many areas across the Blue Ridge are under a freezing rain advisory until 3PM Sunday afternoon. Wind Chill Advisories go into effect Monday evening.

FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1141 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CHARLOTTESVILLE…WASHINGTON…CULPEPER
1141 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS…ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH.

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN CONTINUING THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON
BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO RAIN BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES…RISING INTO THE MIDDLE 30S.

* WINDS…LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

* IMPACTS…A COLD GROUND AND TEMPERATURES NEAR OR BELOW
FREEZING WILL ALLOW RAIN TO FREEZE ON CONTACT THIS MORNING…
PARTICULARLY ON UNTREATED ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL
CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW
DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1141 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-PAGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG
1141 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON…
…WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS…UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* TIMING…FREEZING CONTINUING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON BEFORE
CHANGING TO RAIN BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND
CHILL VALUES ARE EXPECTED MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING.

* WIND CHILL…AS LOW AS 20 BELOW MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES…SLOWLY RISING INTO THE MIDDLE 30S THIS AFTERNOON.
TEMPERATURES MONDAY NIGHT ZERO TO FIVE ABOVE AND IN THE SINGLE
DIGITS TO LOWER TEENS TUESDAY.

* WINDS…LIGHT AND VARIABLE. WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
35 MPH MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS…A COLD GROUND AND TEMPERATURES NEAR OR BELOW
FREEZING WILL ALLOW RAIN TO FREEZE ON CONTACT THIS MORNING…
PARTICULARLY ON UNTREATED ROADS. DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS
COULD THEN LEAD TO FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MONDAY EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL
CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW
DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A
COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE
DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS
AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1019 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…EXPECT A LIGHT GLAZE IN COLDER VALLEYS THROUGH NOON TODAY…
…BITTER COLD AIR WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA MONDAY WITH DANGEROUS
WIND CHILLS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING…

.A WEAK WARM FRONT TO OUR SOUTH WILL KEEP SPREADING SOME VERY
LIGHT PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE REGION TODAY…MAINLY EAST OF THE
BLUE RIDGE. SOME TEMPERATURES IN COLDER MOUNTAINS
VALLEYS…GENERALLY NORTH OF U.S. 460…AS WELL AS IN THE
FOOTHILLS AND PIEDMONT…WILL REMAIN AT OR JUST BELOW FREEZING
THROUGH ABOUT NOON TODAY. SOME GROUND TEMPERATURES MAY ALSO STILL
BE BELOW FREEZING. THEREFORE LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE ON SOME ROADS
AND SIDE WALKS IS STILL LIKELY THROUGH ABOUT NOON IN THESE AREAS.

AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC REGION LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THIS FRONT WILL BRING SNOW SHOWERS
TO THE MOUNTAINS SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT MONDAY…BUT MORE
IMPORTANTLY…THIS FRONT WILL BE THE TRANSITION TO A FRIGID
AIRMASS…THAT WILL BRING BITTER COLD…AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS
TO THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

MONTGOMERY-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BLACKSBURG…NEW CASTLE…
CLIFTON FORGE…COVINGTON…HOT SPRINGS…ROANOKE…SALEM…
FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA
1019 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
TODAY…
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 3 PM
EST TUESDAY…

* LOCATIONS…FROM THE ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS SOUTH TO THE NEW RIVER
AND ROANOKE VALLEYS.

* HAZARD TYPES…LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE IN COLDER
VALLEYS THROUGH NOON SUNDAY. DANGEROUS COLD MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…A LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE.

* TIMING…FREEZING DRIZZLE THE REMAINDER OF THIS
MORNING…CHANGING TO RAIN BY AFTERNOON SUNDAY. BITTER COLD
TEMPERATURES ARRIVING MONDAY WITH DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS MONDAY
NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…COLD GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW FOR A COATING OF
ICE TO STICK TO UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS THIS MORNING…
WHICH COULD IMPACT TRAVEL. SEVERE COLD MAY RESULT IN FROZEN
WATER PIPES MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY…AND WILL BE A DANGER TO
EXPOSED SKIN.

* WINDS…WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* WIND CHILL…AS LOW AS 25 BELOW TUESDAY MORNING DUE TO
TEMPERATURES 7 BELOW ZERO…AND WINDS WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS
ARE NOT TAKEN.

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1019 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…EXPECT A LIGHT GLAZE IN COLDER VALLEYS THROUGH NOON TODAY…
…BITTER COLD AIR WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA MONDAY WITH DANGEROUS
WIND CHILLS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING…

.A WEAK WARM FRONT TO OUR SOUTH WILL KEEP SPREADING SOME VERY
LIGHT PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE REGION TODAY…MAINLY EAST OF THE
BLUE RIDGE. SOME TEMPERATURES IN COLDER MOUNTAINS
VALLEYS…GENERALLY NORTH OF U.S. 460…AS WELL AS IN THE
FOOTHILLS AND PIEDMONT…WILL REMAIN AT OR JUST BELOW FREEZING
THROUGH ABOUT NOON TODAY. SOME GROUND TEMPERATURES MAY ALSO STILL
BE BELOW FREEZING. THEREFORE LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE ON SOME ROADS
AND SIDE WALKS IS STILL LIKELY THROUGH ABOUT NOON IN THESE AREAS.

AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC REGION LATE
SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THIS FRONT WILL BRING SNOW SHOWERS
TO THE MOUNTAINS SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT MONDAY…BUT MORE
IMPORTANTLY…THIS FRONT WILL BE THE TRANSITION TO A FRIGID
AIRMASS…THAT WILL BRING BITTER COLD…AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS
TO THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-
APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STUART…ROCKY MOUNT…BEDFORD…
AMHERST…MARTINSVILLE…DANVILLE…LYNCHBURG…APPOMATTOX…
SOUTH BOSTON…KEYSVILLE
1019 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
TODAY…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 3 PM
EST TUESDAY…

* LOCATIONS…SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA…INCLUDING LYNCHBURG…
MARTINSVILLE AND DANVILLE.

* HAZARD TYPES…LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE. THEN
BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS BY MONDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS…A LIGHT GLAZING OF ICE.

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN LASTING THROUGH NOON TODAY. THEN BITTER
COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS ARRIVING EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…COLD GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW ICE TO STICK TO
UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS…WHICH WILL IMPACT TRAVEL. SEVERE
COLD MAY RESULT IN FROZEN WATER PIPES MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY…AND WILL BE A DANGER TO EXPOSED SKIN.

* WIND CHILL…AS LOW AS 12 BELOW TUESDAY MORNING DUE TO
TEMPERATURES 2 ABOVE ZERO…AND WINDS WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND

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