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

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 260301 AAA AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 1001 PM EST TUE NOV 25 2014 .DISCUSSION... THE 00Z NAM CONTINUES TO SHOW MORE SNOW IN OUR NORTHERN AND EASTERN AREAS THAN OTHER MODELS...BUT THE GFS AND RAP APPEAR TO BE TRENDING TOWARD HIGHER AMOUNTS. OBS IN THE MOUNTAINS SHOW TEMPS IN THE MID 30S WITH DEWPOINTS AROUND 30...SO THESE AREAS SHOULD DROP TO AROUND FREEZING ONCE PRECIP BEGINS. IN THE VALLEY...THERE IS NOTHING IN THE LATEST OBS OR MODEL GUIDANCE TO INDICATE THAT TEMPS WILL FALL LOW ENOUGH FOR ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL. A WINTER STORMS WARNING WILL BE ISSUED FOR JOHNSON...CARTER...AND UNICOI MOUNTAIN AREAS...WITH AN EMPHASIS ON AREAS ABOVE 2500 FEET. WILL MENTION PEAK ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 6 INCHES IN THE HIGHEST TERRAIN...WITH 3 TO 5 BEING MORE COMMON. NO OTHER SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WILL BE NEEDED FOR THE UPDATE. && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL NOON EST WEDNESDAY FOR JOHNSON- SOUTHEAST CARTER-UNICOI. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL NOON EST WEDNESDAY FOR BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST GREENE. VA...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL NOON EST WEDNESDAY FOR LEE-RUSSELL- SCOTT-WASHINGTON-WISE. && $$ DGS

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