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Winter Storm (New Bulletins Issued See Below)

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Via NWS: Many counties in the Central Virginia Blue Ridge area will be under a Winter Storm Warning or Watch beginning late Monday afternoon or early evening, until Tuesday morning. Click on image above for the absolute latest updates.

All previously issued watches have now been upgraded to warnings. Click here for the update. [2]

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
312 PM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…CHARLOTTESVILLE
312 PM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY HAS
BEEN CANCELLED.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS…POTENTIAL FOR 5 OR MORE INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED
MONDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES…SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 20S
MONDAY. TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE TEENS MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS…BEGINNING MONDAY AFTERNOON…ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW
COVERED AND SLIPPERY WITH VISIBILITIES BEING REDUCED TO ONE HALF
MILE OR LESS AT TIMES. THE COMBINATION OF SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
LOW VISIBILITY WILL MAKE TRAVELLING DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
346 PM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

.LOW WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA DURING
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS THANKS TO COLD TEMPERATURES AND LIGHT WINDS.
ARCTIC COLD WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA INTO MONDAY AND TUESDAY
WHILE A STORM SYSTEM TRACKS ACROSS THE REGION. THIS SYSTEM IS
EXPECTED TO BRING AN AVERAGE OF SIX INCHES TO A FOOT OF SNOW TO
THE FORECAST REGION…WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OVER SOUTHEAST WEST
VIRGINIA AND NEIGHBORING PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

ROCKBRIDGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA
346 PM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST MONDAY…
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO NOON EST
TUESDAY MAINLY ALONG WESTERN SLOPES…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO
NOON EST TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 10 INCHES.
* LOCATIONS…ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES…LOW WIND CHILLS OVERNIGHT…HEAVY SNOW MONDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…5 TO 10 BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING…LOW WIND CHILLS OVERNIGHT…HEAVY SNOW MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…LOW WIND CHILL READINGS CAN RESULT IN FROST BITE AND
LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. SNOW WILL
REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN HAZARDOUS…SNOW COVERED ROADS
AND HIGHWAYS.

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

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 BLACKSBURG VA
346 PM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

.LOW WIND CHILLS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA DURING
THE OVERNIGHT HOURS THANKS TO COLD TEMPERATURES AND LIGHT WINDS.
ARCTIC COLD WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA INTO MONDAY AND TUESDAY
WHILE A STORM SYSTEM TRACKS ACROSS THE REGION. THIS SYSTEM IS
EXPECTED TO BRING AN AVERAGE OF SIX INCHES TO A FOOT OF SNOW TO
THE FORECAST REGION…WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS OVER SOUTHEAST WEST
VIRGINIA AND NEIGHBORING PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

SURRY-STOKES-ROCKINGHAM-CASWELL-YADKIN-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD
HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL-APPOMATTOX-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…DOBSON…DANBURY…EDEN…YANCEYVILLE…
YADKINVILLE…STUART…ROCKY MOUNT…BEDFORD…MARTINSVILLE…
DANVILLE…LYNCHBURG…APPOMATTOX…SOUTH BOSTON…KEYSVILLE
346 PM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MONDAY TO NOON EST
TUESDAY MAINLY ALONG WESTERN SLOPES…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND SLEET…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM
MONDAY TO NOON EST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN
EFFECT.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES…ALONG WITH
MINOR SLEET ACCUMULATIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA.

* LOCATIONS…PIEDMONT OF VIRGINIA…INCLUDING SOUTHSIDE
VIRGINIA…PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA AND THE
FOOTHILLS.

* HAZARD TYPES…SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SOME SLEET IN
NORTH CAROLINA.

* TIMING…SNOW BEGINNING EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON…CONTINUING
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…SOME SLEET MONDAY NIGHT IN NORTH
CAROLINA.

* IMPACTS…SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS… SNOW COVERED ROADS AND HIGHWAYS.

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.