Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
603 AM EST Tue Feb 13 2018

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Bland-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell,
Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd,
New Castle, Bluefield, Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, and Union
603 AM EST Tue Feb 13 2018

...Patchy Freezing Rain Possible through Mid Morning...

Spotty light rain was moving northward through the region early
this morning. Surface temperatures at some locations are at or
just below the freezing mark. Thus, some of the precipitation is
falling as freezing rain and freezing drizzle. This could result
in patchy slick spots on untreated roadways, especially bridges,
overpasses, and elevated surfaces. Temperatures are not expected
to drop much more, but if conditions become worse than currently
expected, it may be necessary to issue a Winter Weather Advisory
for part or all of this area.

If you are planning to travel in these areas early this morning,
which includes mainly areas west of the Blue Ridge through
northwest North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and southeast West
Virginia, be alert for patches of ice, especially on elevated
roads and surfaces. Patches of ice on sidewalks and walkways will
also be possible. Use extreme care whether driving or walking.
Pay close attention to the temperature in your area, and if it is
32 degrees or lower, expect patches of ice through mid-morning.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or Commercial Radio and
Television for the latest weather information.



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