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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
348 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

NCZ060-061-TNZ012>018-035>047-067>074-081>087-098>102-VAZ001-002-
005-006-008-142100-
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-
348 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016 /248 PM CST SAT FEB 13 2016/

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.

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

A STRONG WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA SUNDAY AFTERNOON
WITH CONTINUING IMPACT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. WITH SUB-FREEZING
AIR IN PLACE ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLATEAU...NORTHEAST TENNESSEE AND
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WILL START FALLING SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...AND THEN CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. THE SNOW
WILL MIX WITH RAIN FROM KNOXVILLE SOUTH OVERNIGHT. LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT WARMER AIR ALOFT WILL MOVE IN FROM THE WEST AND SOUTH
PRODUCING A MIXTURE OF RAIN...SNOW...AND SLEET...WITH PATCHY
FREEZING RAIN TOO. THERE WILL BE A GRADUAL CHANGE FROM MIXED
PRECIPITATION TO ALL RAIN LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST. ANY CHANGES IN THE DURATION AND TIMING
OF FROZEN PRECIPITATION TYPES WILL GREATLY AFFECT ACCUMULATION
AMOUNTS.

WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE IN NORTHERN
SECTIONS OF THE AREA. THE RAIN WILL CHANGE BACK TO SNOW LATE
MONDAY NIGHT OR EARLY TUESDAY...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE EASTERN TENNESSEE
MOUNTAINS ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA LINE WHERE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE BY TUESDAY MORNING. ANOTHER WEAKER
SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST TUESDAY
AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY NIGHT WITH MORE SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE
ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

SPECIFIC FORECAST DETAILS REGARDING PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS...TYPE
AND GEOGRAPHIC POSITIONING AS WELL AS THE TIMING OF TRANSITIONS
FROM SNOW TO RAIN AND RAIN BACK TO SNOW...ARE STILL SOMEWHAT
UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.

PLEASE STAY INFORMED AND UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST FORECAST
INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POTENTIAL WINTER STORM...PARTICULARLY IF
YOU HAVE TRAVEL PLANS DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WINTER PRECIPITATION REPORTS MAY BE NEEDED SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

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