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Wind Chill Watches / Advisories Late Monday Into Tuesday : EXPIRED

[ 0 ] January 5, 2014 |

Brutally cold temperatures are on the way for the Central Virginia Blue Ridge Area overnight Monday into Tuesday. Click on image for the absolute latest updates. Additional advisories adding more counties is expected.

-WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
331 PM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-PAGE-HARDY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
MOOREFIELD
331 PM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING…

* WIND CHILL…AS LOW AS 20 TO 30 BELOW ZERO MONDAY EVENING
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES…WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS MONDAY AFTERNOON
FALLING TO ZERO TO TEN BELOW MONDAY NIGHT AND SINGLE DIGITS
AGAIN TUESDAY.

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

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS COULD THEN LEAD TO
FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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
408 PM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…BITTER COLD AIR WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA MONDAY WITH DANGEROUS
WIND CHILLS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING…

.AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MID ATLANTIC REGION LATE
TONIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. THIS FRONT WILL BRING SNOW SHOWERS TO
THE MOUNTAINS EARLY MONDAY MORNING…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.

SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-WILKES-YADKIN-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-
BEDFORD-AMHERST-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-
HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…DOBSON…DANBURY…EDEN…YANCEYVILLE…
WILKESBORO…YADKINVILLE…STUART…ROCKY MOUNT…BEDFORD…
AMHERST…MARTINSVILLE…DANVILLE…LYNCHBURG…APPOMATTOX…
SOUTH BOSTON…KEYSVILLE
408 PM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…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…BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS BY
MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING…BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS ARRIVING
EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…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 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
GLOVES.

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