! EXPIRED ! : Winter Weather Advisory Along & Near Blue Ridge Parkway / Skyline

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From NWS : A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Sunday for many areas near and along the Blue Ride Parkway and Skyline Drive. Click on the image above for the latest updates.
From NWS : A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Sunday for many areas near and along the Blue Ride Parkway and Skyline Drive. Click on the image above for the latest updates.

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
218 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2023
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge (Including Wintergreen Resort & Big Meadows)
218 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2023

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM EST
SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
two to four inches with localized amounts up to five inches
south of Interstate 64. Total ice accumulations of around one
tenth of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Northern Virginia Blue Ridge and Central Virginia Blue
Ridge.

* WHEN…From 7 AM to 10 PM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
218 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2023

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Augusta-Rockingham-
218 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2023

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM EST
SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of
  one to three inches with localized amounts up to four inches
  along the higher ridges. Total ice accumulations up to one
  tenth of an inch.

* WHERE...Augusta and Rockingham Counties.

* WHEN...From 7 AM to 10 PM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The snow and ice accumulations will be
  focused to the higher terrain above 1500 feet, with greater
  amounts above 2000 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
245 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2023

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/O.EXB.KRNK.WW.Y.0009.230212T0500Z-230213T0500Z/
Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Bedford-Amherst-
Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington,
Hot Springs, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bedford, Amherst,
Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Quinwood,
Duo, and Rainelle
245 PM EST Sat Feb 11 2023

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
MIDNIGHT EST SUNDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations
  of up to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west
  central Virginia and southeast West Virginia.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to midnight EST Sunday night.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Some uncertainty exists regarding the
  expected temperatures. A small change could lead to more
  freezing rain or sleet and less snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow...sleet...or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while
driving.

STORM WILL BRING WINTRY MIX FOR THE WEEKEND

Monitor weather, consider evening travel around Super Bowl festivities

CULPEPER — Football fans should keep an eye on weather channels along with their sports feeds as they plan their Super Bowl festivities. A winter storm is forecast to dump a wintry mix on Virginia on Sunday and, while it may not set any records, the mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow may make travel hazardous through Monday morning across Piedmont Virginia.

Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation are monitoring the storm and will be on duty overnight Saturday as the storm begins. They will continue working on Sunday to treat roads and respond to any reports of refreezing Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Ice is likely to form first in areas where pavement temperatures are lowest. These spots include bridges, overpasses, and ramps and at elevations such as the mountain passes on Interstate 64 and U.S. 250 in Albemarle County, U.S. 33 at Swift Run Gap in Greene County, U.S. 211 at Thornton Gap and U.S. 522 at Chester Gap in Rappahannock County.

Drivers should closely monitor weather reports and road conditions during the day on Sunday when planning evening activities. Road conditions may deteriorate quickly as temperatures fall near freezing overnight Sunday and early Monday morning. Prior to travel, motorists should visit 511virginia.org, call 511 or check the 511 Virginia mobile app for up-to-date information on road and traffic conditions.

Since the storm is forecast to begin as rain in the Culpeper District on Sunday brine was not used for this event. The rain would wash it off the roads, rendering it ineffective.

Safety and Travel Resources

When winter weather arrives, residents and motorists should plan travel ahead of time, check road conditions, prepare an emergency car kit, follow forecasts and announcements and limit travel based on conditions.

Local updates about conditions in VDOT’s Culpeper District are posted to Twitter.com/VaDOTCulp.Visit VDOT’s winter weather page for more information about winter weather preparations and response.

For questions or to report hazardous road conditions, the public should contact VDOT’s 24-hour Customer Service Center by visiting my.vdot.virginia.gov or calling 800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623).

A TRICKY FEBRUARY FORECAST CAN MEAN TRICKY ROADS IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

STAUNTON – (1:45 p.m.) Some rain, some snow and possibly some sleet may fall in the Shenandoah Valley and Alleghany Highlands on Sunday, February 12 into Monday, February 13. Motorist should be alert for rain, possibly mixing with snow during the daytime hours on Sunday. Precipitation is forecasted for part of Sunday night bringing additional chances for light rain, snow or sleet. Travelers in higher elevations are more likely to see accumulating snow. As temperatures drop towards dawn on Monday morning, refreezing may occur on area roadways.

The Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District will have crews out beginning at midnight tonight. With recent warm temperatures the road surface is expected to remain above freezing for much of this weather event. No brine has been applied in advance of the storm, but roads will be treated as needed. Motorists may experience some wet to slushy conditions in untreated areas depending on precipitation type and amount. Elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses freeze first.

Travelers are advised to check weather forecasts along their trip route and use 511Virginia.org for updated road conditions. Conditions may vary across the state with high winds forecasted near the coast.

Seatbelts save lives. Remember to buckle-up when traveling.

Road conditions and traffic cameras can be found on the VDOT 511 website athttp://www.511Virginia.org, Roads with snow conditions will be marked minor, moderate, severe or closed.

Road condition definitions:

Closed – Road is closed to all traffic.

Severe – drifting or partially blocked road.

Moderate – snow or ice on major portions of the roadway.

Minor – bare pavement except for isolated spots of snow, ice or slush. Driving with caution is recommended.

For a text listing of winter weather road conditions go to http://www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”. Look at the pull down box that lists all jurisdictions. In this box individual counties can be chosen to view.

On the go? Then visit VDOT’s Free Virginia 511 Tools to get your 511 app for android or iOS. Traffic alerts and traveler information can be obtained by dialing 511.

The VDOT Customer Service Center can be accessed through its mobile friendly website at https://my.vdot.virginia.gov/. Agents are on site 24/7 every day of the year to assist the public. People can also call the VDOT Customer Service Center at 800-FOR- ROAD (800-367-7623).

The Staunton District Snow Page is on the VDOT website under Travel Center Snow Emergency Pages. The Staunton District Twitter feed is at @VaDOTStaunton.

VDOT statewide Twitter messages can be found at @VaDOT. The nine districts can be found at: Hampton Roads @VaDOTHR; Richmond @VaDOTRVA; Northern Virginia @VaDOTNOVA; Fredericksburg @VaDOTFred; Culpeper @VaDOTCulp; Lynchburg @VaDOTLynchburg; Bristol @VaDOTBristol; Salem @VaDOTSalem; Staunton @VaDOTStaunton.

VDOT can be followed on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. RSS feeds are also available for statewide information. The VDOT Web page is located at http://www.VirginiaDOT.org.

The VDOT Staunton District serves Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties.

 

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