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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
442 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

NCZ060-061-TNZ012>018-035>047-067>074-081>087-098>102-VAZ001-002-
005-006-008-250945-
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-
442 AM EST SAT JAN 24 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

ANY LINGERING SNOW WILL EXIT THE AREA THIS MORNING...WITH SOME
ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOME
HIGHER ELEVATION AREAS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE EAST TENNESSEE
MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE NORTHERN CUMBERLAND PLATEAU. SEE THE
LATEST WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR DETAILS.

.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.

THE BEST CHANCE OF SEEING ENOUGH NEAR SURFACE COOLING FOR A LITTLE
LIGHT SNOW WOULD BE ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHWEST
VIRGINIA LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. OF COURSE...THE
HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND ALONG THE NORTH
CAROLINA BORDER SHOULD SEE A LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL WITH ABOUT
1 TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND ABOUT 2 TO 4
INCHES ACROSS THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS.

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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