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Winter Storms Watches To Begin For Southern Tier Of Counties Monday Afternoon

[ 0 ] February 15, 2015 |

Via NWS Blacksburg: Among other advisories, a WINTER STORM WATCH begins Monday afternoon for the counties south of Nelson, including Amherst, Bedford, & Campbell to name a few.

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1044 AM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

.ARCTIC AIR SETTLING OVER THE REGION THIS MORNING WITH STRONG
GUSTY WINDS AND DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS. ARCTIC COLD TO
REMAIN IN PLACE WELL INTO NEXT WEEK AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM
TRACKS NORTHWARD FROM THE CENTRAL GULF COAST REGION ACROSS THE
AREA MONDAY AND TUESDAY BRINGING SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW TO MUCH
OF THE REGION BEGINNING MONDAY MORNING…CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY
MORNING. ANOTHER SURGE OF BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIR WILL FOLLOW
FOR WEDNESDAY.

ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-AMHERST
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROANOKE…SALEM…FINCASTLE…AMHERST
1044 AM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY…
…WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING…
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS…ROANOKE…BOTETOURT…AND AMHERST COUNTIES.

* HAZARD TYPES…LOW WIND CHILL VALUES THIS MORNING. SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY
MORNING.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…10 TO 20 BELOW IMPROVING TO SLIGHTLY TO
ZERO TO 10 BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING…STRONG WINDS AND DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS THROUGH
THIS MORNING. SNOW BEGINNING AROUND 10 AM MONDAY
MORNING…CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…VERY 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 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS 15 TO 20.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS
ARE NOT TAKEN.

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.

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.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1044 AM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

.ARCTIC AIR SETTLING OVER THE REGION THIS MORNING WITH STRONG
GUSTY WINDS AND DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS. ARCTIC COLD TO
REMAIN IN PLACE WELL INTO NEXT WEEK AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM
TRACKS NORTHWARD FROM THE CENTRAL GULF COAST REGION ACROSS THE
AREA MONDAY AND TUESDAY BRINGING SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW TO MUCH
OF THE REGION BEGINNING MONDAY MORNING…CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY
MORNING. ANOTHER SURGE OF BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIR WILL FOLLOW
FOR WEDNESDAY.

SURRY-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-HENRY-PITTSYLVANIA-CAMPBELL
APPOMATTOX-HALIFAX-CHARLOTTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…DOBSON…STUART…ROCKY MOUNT…
BEDFORD…MARTINSVILLE…DANVILLE…LYNCHBURG…APPOMATTOX…
SOUTH BOSTON…KEYSVILLE
1044 AM EST SUN FEB 15 2015

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST TODAY…
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING MAINLY ALONG WESTERN SLOPES…

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES.

* LOCATIONS…PIEDMONT OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA…MAINLY
EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE…INCLUDING SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES…VERY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES THIS MORNING.
SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO
TUESDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…AS LOW AS 5 TO 10 BELOW ZERO.

* TIMING…VERY STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW WIND CHILLS THROUGH
THIS MORNING. SNOW BEGINNING EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON…
CONTINUING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…VERY 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 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS IN THE MID 20S.

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

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