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Winter Storm Warning (Amherst – South) – Winter Weather Advisory (Nelson – North) : Expired / Canceled

Winter Weather Statement
Statement as of 3:15 PM EDT on March 25, 2014

…Winter Storm Warning is cancelled…

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has cancelled the
Winter Storm Warning.

Widespread accumulating snow has ended across the area.

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING – (AMHERST & SOUTH)
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
631 AM EDT TUE MAR 25 2014

..INCREASINGLY LIKELIHOOD OF ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL TODAY AND
TONIGHT…

.THE COMBINATION OF AN UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVING TOWARD THE
REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST AND A DEVELOPING COASTAL LOW OFF THE
NORTH CAROLINA…VIRGINIA COAST…WILL BRING ACCUMULATING
SNOWFALL TO THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS
EXPECTED TO OCCUR THROUGH THE SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY THROUGH
THE AFTERNOON…AND THEN ACROSS EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA TONIGHT. IN
ADDITION…UNSEASONABLY COLD TEMPERATURES AND STRONG…GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS OVERNIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY WILL RESULT IN WIND
CHILL READINGS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO AS LOW AS FIVE BELOW ZERO
IN GREENBRIER COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA.

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/O.CON.KRNK.WS.W.0008.000000T0000Z-140326T0000Z/
FLOYD-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…FLOYD…ROANOKE…SALEM…FINCASTLE…
LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA…ROCKY MOUNT…BEDFORD…AMHERST
631 AM EDT TUE MAR 25 2014

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS
EVENING…

* LOCATIONS…SOUTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND ROANOKE VALLEY.

* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES…LOCALLY 5
INCHES. GREATEST TOTALS SHOULD BE ALONG EAST FACING SLOPES OF
THE BLUE RIDGE.

* TIMING…8 AM THIS MORNING UNITE 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…UNTREATED ROADS AND SURFACES WILL BECOME SNOW
COVERED… SLICK…AND HAZARDOUS.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…LOWER TO MID 30S…FALLING INTO THE MID AND
UPPER 20S BY LATE AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND
LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
623 AM EDT TUE MAR 25 2014

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
MADISON-EASTERN HIGHLAND-HARDY-EASTERN GRANT-EASTERN PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
CHARLOTTESVILLE…MONTEREY…MOOREFIELD…PETERSBURG…FRANKLIN
623 AM EDT TUE MAR 25 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…2 TO 4 INCHES…UP TO 5 INCHES ON THE BLUE
RIDGE.

* TIMING…THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE THIS MORNING
THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF DURING THE
AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES…LOWER TO MID 20S THIS MORNING…WITH HIGHS
AROUND 30 ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS ABOVE 2000 FEET TO THE MID AND
UPPER 30S IN THE VALLEYS.

* WINDS…LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY FOR THE
THE MORNING COMMUTE. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE THIS AFTERNOON
WITH TEMPERATURES RISING ABOVE FREEZING IN THE VALLEYS.
HOWEVER… SNOW COVERED ROADS MAY CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
EVENING ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS ABOVE 2000 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.