Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
336 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

NCZ060-061-TNZ012>018-035>047-067>074-081>087-098>102-VAZ001-002-
005-006-008-252045-
CHEROKEE-CLAY-SCOTT TN-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-HANCOCK-HAWKINS-
SULLIVAN-JOHNSON-MORGAN-ANDERSON-UNION-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-
NORTHWEST COCKE-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST GREENE-
SOUTHEAST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-UNICOI-NORTHWEST CARTER-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-ROANE-LOUDON-KNOX-JEFFERSON-NW BLOUNT-
BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTH SEVIER-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
SEQUATCHIE-BLEDSOE-RHEA-MEIGS-MCMINN-NORTHWEST MONROE-
SOUTHEAST MONROE-MARION-HAMILTON-BRADLEY-WEST POLK-EAST POLK-LEE-
WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-
336 PM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NORTH
CAROLINA...EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...

ANOTHER SET OF SYSTEMS WILL MOVE INTO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS LATE SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. THIS FIRST LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM BUILDS SOUTHEAST FROM THE LOWER OHIO VALLEY ACROSS
THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
MODEL FORECASTS CONTINUE TO INDICATE THAT THE SYSTEM PULLS JUST
ENOUGH WARM AIR NORTH ACROSS THE REGION TO KEEP MUCH OF THE
PRECIPITATION IT PRODUCES IN THE FORM OF RAIN WITH SOME SNOW MIXED
IN TOWARD DAYBREAK.

CURRENT PROJECTED SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE FOR UP TO 1 INCH
ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLATEAU...LITTLE TO NO ACCUMULATION ACROSS THE
CENTRAL VALLEY NORTH OF I-40 EXCEPT FOR AN ISOLATED SPOT OR TWO
THAT MAY SEE UP TO HALF AN INCH...UP TO ONE INCH ACROSS NORTHEAST
TN...1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...AND 2 TO 4 INCHES
ABOVE 3K FEET WITH UP TO 5 ACROSS THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF THE SMOKIES.

A COLDER NORTHWEST FLOW WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE DEPARTING FRONTAL
SYSTEM...ESPECIALLY LATER MONDAY AFTERNOON INTO MONDAY NIGHT. THERE
WILL CONTINUE TO BE A CHANCE FOR SNOWFALL IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN
WELL INTO TUESDAY AS THIS NORTHWEST FLOW IS LIFTED OVER THE
MOUNTAINS.

THE SECOND SYSTEM THAT MAY HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE SOUTHERN
APPALACHIAN REGION...INCLUDING THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...WOULD AFFECT
THE AREA DURING THE TIME FRAME FROM ABOUT MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH THE
DAY TUESDAY AS A TRAILING FEATURE MOVES SOUTHEAST OUT OF THE GREAT
LAKES ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS. TEMPERATURES
WILL CERTAINLY BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOWFALL WHEN THIS SYSTEM MOVES
INTO THE REGION. HOWEVER...MOISTURE DEPTH AND THE STRENGTH OF THE
SYSTEM ARE STILL IN QUESTION. THE BEST GUESS AT THIS TIME IS FOR AN
ADDITIONAL INCH OR TWO OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS...WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS IN THE HIGHEST REACHES OF THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS WITH
POSSIBLY A DUSTING TO AS MUCH AS ONE INCH IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
IN THE VICINITY OF THE TRI-CITIES AND VALLEYS OF SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA.

PLEASE STAY TUNED TO YOUR NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR FAVORITE RADIO AND
TV STATION FOR THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED WITH SOME SNOW IN THE FORECAST
TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

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