Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
248 AM EST Tue Feb 13 2018

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ015>017-032-131300-
Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Patrick-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd,
and Stuart
248 AM EST Tue Feb 13 2018

...Patchy Freezing Rain Possible through Mid Morning...

Spotty light precipitation will be moving across the North
Carolina mountains, foothills, and into southwest Virginia,
roughly from Watauga County North Carolina northeast to Floyd
County Virginia. Surface temperatures in some of the higher
elevations in particular will be near the freezing mark early this
morning. This could result in patchy areas of freezing rain
causing slick spots on untreated roadways, especially bridges,
overpasses, and elevated surfaces. The mountainous terrain above
2500 feet elevation will be most susceptible to the patchy ice
through the morning. If conditions become worse than currently
expected, it may be necessary to issue a Winter Weather Advisory
for part or all of this area.

If you are planning to travel in these areas early this morning,
roughly from Boone, to Jefferson, to Galax, to Floyd, be alert for
patches of ice, especially on elevated roads and surfaces. Patches
of ice on sidewalks and walkways will also be possible. Use
extreme care whether driving or walking. Pay close attention to
the temperature in your area, and if it is 32 degrees or below,
expect patches of ice through mid-morning.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or Commercial Radio and
Television for the latest weather information.

$$

RAB



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