Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SW VA...SE WV...AND NW NC
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
550 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

.WEATHER SUMMARY...
AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WAS SPREADING INTO THE REGION EARLY THIS MORNING
ACCOMPANIED BY STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND BITTERLY COLD TEMPERATURES
AND WIND CHILLS. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WERE ALSO NOTED THROUGHOUT
THE NIGHT...WITH BRIEF HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS IN SOME AREAS. AT 5 AM
THIS MORNING...TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 6 DEGREES AT HOT SPRINGS
TO 30 DEGREES AT DANVILLE...WITH WIND CHILL READINGS FROM 16 BELOW
ZERO AT HOT SPRINGS TO 28 DEGREES AT WILKESBORO. WIND GUSTS AS
HIGH AS 50 TO 60 MPH WERE BEING OBSERVED IN THE NORTHWEST NORTH
CAROLINA MOUNTAINS...WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40 MPH IN MANY OTHER
AREAS WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE EARLY THIS MORNING.

.FORECAST SUMMARY...
TODAY WILL BE BITTER COLD WITH ALL AREAS REMAINING WELL BELOW
FREEZING. TEMPERATURES IN THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS MAY REMAIN IN THE
SINGLE DIGITS MUCH OF THE DAY...WITH TEENS IN THE NEW RIVER AND
SHENANDOAH VALLEY. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH AND SNOW SHOWERS
WILL END. SUNDAY MORNING WILL BE BITTER COLD AS THE ARCTIC HIGH
SETTLES OVER THE REGION...BUT WINDS WILL BE MUCH LIGHTER. LOWS
SUNDAY WILL BE NEAR ZERO IN WESTERN AREAS TO NEAR 10 ACROSS THE
PIEDMONT.

BY SUNDAY NIGHT...A COMBINATION OF WEATHER SYSTEMS WILL SPREAD
INTO THE REGION FROM THE WEST AND RESULT IN WIDESPREAD WINTER
PRECIPITATION WHICH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY. THE
PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AS SNOW...THEN TRANSITION TO SLEET AND
EVEN FREEZING RAIN ESPECIALLY EAST AND SOUTH OF THE BLUE RIDGE.
SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN ARE
LIKELY RESULTING IN CONSIDERABLE DISRUPTION TO TRAVEL.

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RAB


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