Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 121455 AAA AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 955 AM EST FRI FEB 12 2016 .DISCUSSION... INITIAL SHOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS THIS MORNING HAVE BEEN GREATER FOR SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL SECTIONS THAN EXPECTED...BUT RADAR TRENDS SHOW THAT SNOW IN THESE AREAS IS COMING TO AN END...AND THE FOCUS FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS WILL BE IN SW VA AND NE TN. A QUICK 1-2 INCH ACCUMULATION CAN BE EXPECTED IN THAT AREA THROUGH THE REST OF THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...WITH A DECREASING TREND TO THE SNOW AFTER 18Z OR SO. A TRANSITION TO A NW FLOW SNOWFALL WITH MOST ACCUMULATIONS IN HIGHER TERRAIN WILL OCCUR THIS EVENING. THE FORECAST FOR THE REST OF THE DAY CAPTURES THIS TREND...SO NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES ARE NEEDED TO THE ADVISORY AREA. SOME SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE TO SNOW AMOUNTS NORTH. DUE TO SNOW-COVERED ROADS AROUND KNOXVILLE...WILL KEEP THE ADVISORY UP FOR AT LEAST A FEW MORE HOURS IN THAT AREA...ALTHOUGH WARMING TEMPERATURES SHOULD HELP CONDITIONS IMPROVE IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 49 24 34 19 / 20 10 0 0 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 41 20 28 15 / 50 10 10 0 OAK RIDGE, TN 42 20 30 14 / 60 10 0 0 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 36 19 24 9 / 80 20 10 0 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY FOR BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-JOHNSON-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST CARTER-SOUTHEAST GREENE-UNICOI. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON FOR ANDERSON-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-HANCOCK- HAWKINS-JEFFERSON-KNOX-LOUDON-MORGAN-NW BLOUNT-NORTH SEVIER- NORTHWEST CARTER-NORTHWEST COCKE-NORTHWEST GREENE-ROANE- SCOTT TN-SULLIVAN-UNION-WASHINGTON TN. VA...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 4 AM EST SATURDAY FOR LEE-RUSSELL- SCOTT-WASHINGTON-WISE. && $$ DGS

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