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WINTER STORM WATCH / WARNINGS: Replaced

[ 1 ] February 10, 2014 |

Most Of Virginia is under a Winter Storm Watch beginning Wednesday afternoon continuing into Thursday. Click on the image above for the latest information.

This set of watches / warnings has been replaced with a new WINTER STORM WARNING here.

WINTER STORM WATCH
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1206 PM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-ORANGE-
WESTERN HIGHLAND-EASTERN HIGHLAND-WESTERN PENDLETON-
EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
CHARLOTTESVILLE…HIGHTOWN…MONTEREY…CIRCLEVILLE…FRANKLIN
1206 PM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW

* ACCUMULATIONS…THE POTENTIAL FOR 5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE IN FROM THE SOUTH LATE
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SNOW COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE TEENS AND 20S WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND
NIGHT… SLOWLY RISING INTO THE LOWER 30S THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS…BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADS MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. TRAVEL
MAY BE DANGEROUS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. HEAVY WET SNOW
COULD LEAD TO SOME POWER OUTAGES.

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.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
205 PM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

…HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY THURSDAY…

.A LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL MOVE NORTHEAST AND INTENSIFY ALONG
THE EAST COAST WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. THIS WILL PUSH MOISTURE
NORTHWARD ALONG THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD. COLD AIR ALREADY IN PLACE
DURING THAT TIME WILL CAUSE THIS PRECIPITATION TO FALL MAINLY AS
SNOW…WITH A FEW HOURS OF SLEET POSSIBLE EAST OF DANVILLE VA.
STRONG UPSLOPE FLOW INTO THE MOUNTAINS…IN ADDITION TO THE
POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOW BANDS TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA…WILL
LEAD TO THE POTENTIAL FOR 6 TO 10 INCH SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS TO THE BLUE RIDGE…AND 10 TO 14 INCHES
ACROSS THE PIEDMONT. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS MAY BE POSSIBLE.

GILES-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-
BEDFORD-AMHERST-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-BUCKINGHAM-CHARLOTTE-MERCER-
SUMMERS-MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…PEARISBURG…NEW CASTLE…
CLIFTON FORGE…COVINGTON…HOT SPRINGS…ROANOKE…SALEM…
FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA…BEDFORD…AMHERST…
LYNCHBURG…APPOMATTOX…KEYSVILLE…BLUEFIELD…HINTON…HIX…
UNION…LEWISBURG…QUINWOOD…DUO…RAINELLE
205 PM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY TO 6 PM EST
THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY
TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS…AREAS OF VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA
NORTH OF HIGHWAY 460.

* TIMING…EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE MID 20S.

* HAZARDS…HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE…WITH 10 TO 14 INCHES POSSIBLE
FURTHER EAST ACROSS THE PIEDMONT. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE
POSSIBLE.

* MAIN IMPACTS…HEAVY SNOW CAN LEAD TO SLICK AND HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL CONDITIONS AS SNOWFALL ACCUMULATES ON ROADWAYS. THE
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BE HEAVY AND WET…AND MAY WEIGH DOWN ON
TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. SPORADIC POWER OUTAGES ARE
POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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