Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
358 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THIS MORNING THROUGH THE
MIDDLE PART OF THE WEEK...

.COLDER AIR WILL BE MOVING INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST
TONIGHT...AND BRING WITH IT MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AND SNOW.
ANY REMAINING RAINSHOWERS EARLY MONDAY EVENING WILL CHANGE OVER TO
SHOW SHOWERS AS THE COLDER AIR MOVES INTO THE AREA.

LIGHT SNOWSHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE VALLEY TONIGHT
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...THEN TAPERING OFF FROM THE SOUTHWEST ON
WEDNESDAY.

IN THE VALLEY...MOSTLY LIGHT SNOWSHOWERS ARE EXPECTED...HOWEVER IN
THE EAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED
OFF AND ON THROUGH WEDNESDAY...WITH AMOUNTS OF 6-10 INCHES
EXPECTED ALONG THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

ADDITIONALLY...VERY COLD WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL ACCOMPANY THE
SNOWS WITH READINGS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS IN THE VALLEY AND AS COLD
AS -5 TO -15 DEGREES IN THE MOUNTAINS BY TUESDAY NIGHT.

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-087-090500-
/O.NEW.KMRX.WC.Y.0002.160209T2300Z-160211T1700Z/
/O.CON.KMRX.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-160211T0000Z/
JOHNSON-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST GREENE-UNICOI-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHEAST MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNTAIN CITY...COSBY...CEDAR CREEK...
ERWIN...ROAN MOUNTAIN...CADES COVE...GATLINBURG...COKER CREEK
358 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TUESDAY TO NOON EST
THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WIND
CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TUESDAY TO NOON EST
THURSDAY.

* EVENT...A SERIES OF UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL SWEEP ACROSS
  THE AREA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS...BRINGING
  SEVERAL PERIODS OF SNOWSHOWERS TO THE REGION. SNOWFALL TOTALS
  WILL BE VERY ELEVATION DEPENDENT...WITH THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
  BELOW 4000 FEET RECEIVING 1 TO 4 INCHES...AND THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS
  ABOVE 4000 FEET 5 TO 10 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.
  ADDITIONALLY...WIND CHILL READINGS WILL BE TURNING SHARPLY COLDER
  WITH READINGS -5 TO -15 FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY
  MORNING.

* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS WILL INCREASE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...
  ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
  DISCOURAGED... BY THIS AFTERNOON IN THE HIGH MOUNTAINOUS
  TERRAIN. UNLESS IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IN ADDITION...
SNOWFALL INTENSITIES WILL BE HEAVY ENOUGH TO SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE
VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED. IF TRAVEL IS
UNAVOIDABLE...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS WILL
COMBINE TO GENERATE VERY LOW WIND CHILLS. THESE CONDITIONS CAN
RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR EVEN DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.  THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS SHOULD DRESS
WARMLY...MAKING SURE ALL EXPOSED SKIN IS COVERED.

&&

$$

TNZ017-046-VAZ001-002-005-006-008-090500-
/O.CON.KMRX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160211T0000Z/
SULLIVAN-NORTHWEST CARTER-LEE-WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KINGSPORT...BRISTOL...ELIZABETHTON...
JONESVILLE...WISE...NORTON...GATE CITY...LEBANON...ABINGDON
358 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* EVENT...A SERIES OF UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL SWEEP ACROSS
  THE AREA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS...BRINGING
  SEVERAL PERIODS OF SNOWSHOWERS TO THE REGION. DURING THE EVENT
  PLACES WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER THAT
  PERIOD OF TIME...WITH A FEW LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG
  THE HIGH TERRAIN.

* TIMING...CONTINUING TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...THEN
  TAPERING OFF WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...
  ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT.  DRIVING AND WALKING MAY BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED
ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
LIMITED VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW
EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

&&

$$

TNZ012>016-035-042-044-090500-
/O.CON.KMRX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160211T0000Z/
SCOTT TN-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-HANCOCK-HAWKINS-MORGAN-
NORTHWEST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONEIDA...LA FOLLETTE...TAZEWELL...
SNEEDVILLE...ROGERSVILLE...WARTBURG...GREENEVILLE...JOHNSON CITY
358 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* EVENT...A SERIES OF UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL SWEEP ACROSS
  THE AREA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS...BRINGING
  SEVERAL PERIODS OF SNOWSHOWERS TO THE REGION. DURING THE EVENT
  PLACES WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER THAT PERIOD
  OF TIME...WITH A FEW LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG THE
  HIGH TERRAIN.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE EARLY THIS MORNING...
  THEN MORE SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...
  ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT.  DRIVING AND WALKING MAY BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED
ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
LIMITED VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW
EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

&&

$$

TNZ084-085-099>101-090500-
/O.CON.KMRX.WW.Y.0005.160208T2200Z-160210T0000Z/
MEIGS-MCMINN-HAMILTON-BRADLEY-WEST POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DECATUR...ATHENS...CHATTANOOGA...
CLEVELAND...BENTON
358 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST
TUESDAY...

* EVENT...A SERIES OF UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL SWEEP ACROSS
  THE AREA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS...BRINGING
  SEVERAL PERIODS OF SNOWSHOWERS TO THE REGION. DURING THE EVENT
  SNOW TOTALS WILL BE MAINLY AROUND 1 INCH IN THE VALLEY...BUT
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS EXPECTED ALONG THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT
  INTO TUESDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...
  ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT.  DRIVING AND WALKING MAY BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED
ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
LIMITED VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW
EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

&&

$$

TNZ036>040-067>071-073-081>083-086-098-090500-
/O.CON.KMRX.WW.Y.0005.160208T2200Z-160210T1200Z/
ANDERSON-UNION-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-NORTHWEST COCKE-ROANE-LOUDON-KNOX-
JEFFERSON-NW BLOUNT-NORTH SEVIER-SEQUATCHIE-BLEDSOE-RHEA-
NORTHWEST MONROE-MARION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLINTON...OAK RIDGE...MAYNARDVILLE...
RUTLEDGE...MORRISTOWN...NEWPORT...KINGSTON...LENOIR CITY...
KNOXVILLE...DANDRIDGE...MARYVILLE...SEVIERVILLE...DUNLAP...
PIKEVILLE...DAYTON...MADISONVILLE...JASPER
358 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016 /258 PM CST MON FEB 8 2016/

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST /6 AM
CST/ WEDNESDAY...

* EVENT...A SERIES OF UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL SWEEP ACROSS
  THE AREA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS...BRINGING
  SEVERAL PERIODS OF SNOWSHOWERS TO THE REGION. DURING THE EVENT
  PLACES WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER THAT PERIOD
  OF TIME...WITH A FEW LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THE
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT
  THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...
  ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT.  DRIVING AND WALKING MAY BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED
ROADWAYS AND SIDEWALKS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND
LIMITED VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW
EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

&&

$$

NCZ060-061-TNZ102-090500-
/O.CON.KMRX.WW.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-160211T0000Z/
CHEROKEE-CLAY-EAST POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MURPHY...HAYESVILLE...DUCKTOWN
358 PM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST
WEDNESDAY...

* EVENT...A SERIES OF UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL SWEEP ACROSS
  THE AREA OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS...BRINGING
  SEVERAL PERIODS OF SNOWSHOWERS TO THE REGION. DURING THE EVENT
  PLACES WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOWFALL OVER THAT PERIOD
  OF TIME...WITH A FEW LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG THE
  HIGH TERRAIN.

* TIMING...TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...
  ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT. DRIVING AND WALKING MAY BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS
AND SIDEWALKS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME
TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

&&

$$


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