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Winter Storm Watch : Replaced By WINTER STORM WARNING (see text below)

[ 0 ] February 13, 2016 |

Via NWS: A Winter Storm Watch will begin for a large part of the area starting late Sunday.

The previously issued Winter Storm Watch has now been replaced by a WINTER STORM WARNING here.

WINTER STORM WATCH
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
306 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-
306 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 9 AM EST SUNDAY…
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY
EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THROUGH
THIS EVENING. WINDS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH TONIGHT. WINDS
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 TO 10
MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TONIGHT INTO
SUNDAY MORNING…IN THE TEENS SUNDAY NIGHT RISING INTO THE
UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S MONDAY INTO TUESDAY.

* WIND CHILLS…10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATION…POTENTIAL FOR AROUND 5 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET.
POTENTIAL FOR AROUND A QUARTER INCH OF ICE FROM FREEZING RAIN.

* TIMING…LOWEST WIND CHILLS ARE EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. SNOW
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY BEFORE CHANGING TO SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN MONDAY NIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL END TUESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…THE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS WILL LEAD TO FROST
BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. SNOW AND ICE
WILL CAUSE SLIPPERY ROADS AND TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT.

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.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
230 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

…STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW WIND CHILLS OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY
SUNDAY…
…WINTER STORM LIKELY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY…

.BITTER COLD AIR WILL PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ON STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH THROUGH THE DAY…
BUT TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN VERY COLD…THUS EVEN WITH
DIMINISHING WINDS…WINDS CHILLS WILL BE DANGEROUSLY LOW. ANOTHER
DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM WILL START TO AFFECT THE REGION BY SUNDAY
NIGHT WITH SNOW…FOLLOWED BY A WINTRY MIXTURE OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TUESDAY. THIS WILL
LIKELY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW…SLEET AND ICE
ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
230 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

…STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW WIND CHILLS OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY
SUNDAY…
…WINTER STORM LIKELY SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY…

.BITTER COLD AIR WILL PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ON STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH THROUGH THE DAY…
BUT TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN VERY COLD…THUS EVEN WITH
DIMINISHING WINDS…WINDS CHILLS WILL BE DANGEROUSLY LOW. ANOTHER
DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM WILL START TO AFFECT THE REGION BY SUNDAY
NIGHT WITH SNOW…FOLLOWED BY A WINTRY MIXTURE OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TUESDAY. THIS WILL
LIKELY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW…SLEET AND ICE
ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION.

ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROANOKE…SALEM…FINCASTLE…
LEXINGTON…BUENA VISTA…STUART…ROCKY MOUNT…BEDFORD…
AMHERST
230 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY…
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET. ONE TO TWO
TENTHS INCH OF ICE.

* LOCATIONS…ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE IN VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES…STRONG GUSTY WINDS…AND VERY LOW WIND CHILLS
INTO EARLY SUNDAY. SNOW ALONG WITH A WINTRY MIX OF SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…AS LOW AS 10 BELOW.

* TIMING…WIND CHILLS THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW DEVELOPING
SUNDAY NIGHT…CONTINUING INTO MONDAY BEFORE CHANGING TO A
MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.

* IMPACTS…VERY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES WILL LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA
AND FROSTBITE IF NOT PROPERLY PROTECTED FROM THE COLD. HAZARDOUS
TRAVEL SUNDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…4 TO 22 ABOVE.

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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