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Winter Storm Warnings & Watches Go Up Across The Central Virginia Blue Ridge

[ 0 ] March 15, 2014 |

VIa NWS: Either Winter Storm Warnings or Winter Storm watches have been issued for a large past of Virginia including the Central Virginia Blue Ridge on Sunday afternoon until Monday afternoon.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY TO 2 PM EDT MONDAY
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
243 PM EDT SAT MAR 15 2014

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

243 PM EDT SAT MAR 15 2014

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY TO 2 PM EDT
MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2
PM SUNDAY TO 2 PM EDT MONDAY.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW

* ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 12 INCHES WITH THE HIGHEST ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS ABOVE 2000 FEET.

* TIMING…PRECIPITATION MAY START OFF AS RAIN OR RAIN AND SNOW
MIXED ACROSS THE VALLEYS SUNDAY AFTERNOON. ANY MIXED
PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW AFTER SUNSET WITH THE
HEAVIEST SNOW FALLING LATE SUNDAY EVENING INTO EARLY MONDAY
MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES…LOWER TO MIDDLE 40S EARLY SUNDAY
AFTERNOON…DROPPING INTO THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 20S SUNDAY NIGHT.
HIGHS MONDAY WILL BE IN THE LOWER 30S.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY. TRAVEL
WILL BECOME DANGEROUS…ESPECIALLY AFTER SUNSET SUNDAY WHEN
TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW FREEZING. DANGEROUS TRAVEL WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH THE MORNING RUSH MONDAY INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. 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.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
403 PM EDT SAT MAR 15 2014

…SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS LIKELY SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING…

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL TRACK FROM THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TOWARD
THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY. MEANWHILE…COLD
CANADIAN AIR WILL SPREAD SOUTHWARD INTO THE REGION AT THE SAME
TIME. PRECIPITATION WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION FROM THE SOUTH LATE
SUNDAY MORNING AND INTO THE AFTERNOON…THEN QUICKLY CHANGE OVER
TO SLEET AND SNOW FROM THE INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR SOUTHWARD DURING
THE AFTERNOON…REACHING THE VIRGINIA…NORTH CAROLINA BORDER
COUNTIES AFTER SUNSET. WINTER PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE
OVERNIGHT AND INTO MONDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM THE
SOUTHWEST AFTER DAYBREAK MONDAY. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF
SNOW…UPWARDS OF 7-9 INCHES…ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
INTERSTATE 64 CORRIDOR BY MONDAY MORNING…WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 3
TO 6 POSSIBLE THROUGH THE NEW RIVER AND ROANOKE VALLEYS…WITH UP
TO 1 INCH POSSIBLE TOWARD THE NORTH CAROLINA BORDER. THERE IS ALSO
THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET…ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF
U.S. 460 AS WELL AS MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE.

CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-AMHERST-BUCKINGHAM-
SUMMERS-MONROE-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEW CASTLE…CLIFTON FORGE…
COVINGTON…HOT SPRINGS…FINCASTLE…LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA…
AMHERST…HINTON…HIX…UNION…LEWISBURG…QUINWOOD…DUO…
RAINELLE

403 PM EDT SAT MAR 15 2014

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY TO 2 PM EDT
MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM SUNDAY
TO 2 PM EDT MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS…GENERALLY NORTH OF A LINE FROM HINTON…TO
LINDSIDE…TO NEW CASTLE…TO AMHERST.

* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW…WITH SOME SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 9 INCHES…POSSIBLY
NEAR 10 INCHES NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64. SLEET ACCUMULATIONS LESS
THAN 1 INCH…MAINLY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE WARNING
AREA.

* TIMING…SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY NIGHT…ESPECIALLY BETWEEN
4 PM SUNDAY AND 4 AM MONDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…UNTREATED ROADS AND SURFACES WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED
AND HAZARDOUS. MANY ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE DURING PERIODS
OF HEAVY SNOW.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S…DROPPING INTO THE MID AND
UPPER 20S SUNDAY EVENING…THEN TO THE LOWER 20S BY MONDAY
MORNING.

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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