Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
920 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT WILL DROP SOUTHEASTWARD FROM THE
GREAT LAKES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION FRIDAY NIGHT.
MUCH COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION WITH THIS SYSTEM FRIDAY
EVENING...GRADUALLY CHANGING RAIN TO SNOW FROM HIGHER ELEVATIONS
IN THE EVENING INTO THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BRISK
NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY COLD TEMPERATURES ALOFT WILL ENHANCE
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET...ESPECIALLY ON NORTHWEST
FACING SLOPES. THE SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO EVENTUALLY
DIMINISH BY SATURDAY EVENING.

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-VAZ002-006-008-310930-
/O.CON.KMRX.WS.W.0009.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
JOHNSON-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST GREENE-UNICOI-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
WISE-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNTAIN CITY...COSBY...CEDAR CREEK...
ERWIN...ROAN MOUNTAIN...CADES COVE...GATLINBURG...WISE...NORTON...
LEBANON...ABINGDON
920 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO
8 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* EVENT...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED FOR MOST LOCATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS UP TO A FOOT OR MORE WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
  HIGHEST PEAKS ABOVE 5000 FEET. ELEVATIONS BELOW 2500 FEET
  SHOULD RECEIVE BETWEEN 1 AND 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL INITIALLY CHANGE TO SNOW FRIDAY EVENING
  OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WITH THE SNOW LEVEL LOWERING DOWN
  INTO VALLEY LOCATIONS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY
  CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS...BEFORE
  DIMINISHING SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME HAZARDOUS ON ROADS
  ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND EAST
  TENNESSEE. DOWNED TREES WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE SNOW
  ACCUMULATING ON FOLIAGE STILL LEFT ON MANY TREES. TRAVEL IS
  DISCOURAGED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IN ADDITION...
SNOWFALL INTENSITIES WILL BE HEAVY ENOUGH TO SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE
VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED. IF TRAVEL IS
UNAVOIDABLE...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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TNZ015>017-042-044-046-VAZ001-005-310930-
/O.NEW.KMRX.WW.Y.0018.141101T0400Z-141101T1700Z/
HANCOCK-HAWKINS-SULLIVAN-NORTHWEST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-
NORTHWEST CARTER-LEE-SCOTT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SNEEDVILLE...ROGERSVILLE...KINGSPORT...
BRISTOL...GREENEVILLE...JOHNSON CITY...ELIZABETHTON...
JONESVILLE...GATE CITY
920 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT
TO 1 PM EDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY NIGHT TO 1 PM EDT SATURDAY.

* EVENT...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED...MAIN ON GRASSY AND ELEVATED SURFACES...SUCH AS
  VEHICLES AND TREES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL INITIALLY CHANGE TO SNOW LATE FRIDAY EVENING
  OR EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWERS CAN BE
  EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...DIMINISHING IN THE
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO WARM GROUND TEMPERATURES...LIMITED SNOW
  ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ON ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT.  DRIVING AND WALKING MAY BE DIFFICULT ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS
AND SIDEWALKS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...SLOW DOWN AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME
TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

&&

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