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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
330 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...ANOTHER ROUND OF ARCTIC AIR WILL TURN RAIN INTO A WINTRY MIX
LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

.RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT WILL OCCUR OVER THE AREA
TODAY AND TONIGHT. HOWEVER...ARCTIC AIR WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE
FRONT WHILE THE PRECIPITATION IS ONGOING...PLUNGING SURFACE
TEMPERATURES TO BELOW FREEZING ESPECIALLY OVER THE CUMBERLAND
PLATEAU AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA LATE TONIGHT. THE PUSH OF THE
ARCTIC AIR EASTWARD INTO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY DURING THURSDAY
MORNING...AND THE TIMING OF WHEN TEMPERATURES THERE WILL FALL BELOW
FREEZING...REMAINS A LITTLE UNCERTAIN. THEREFORE...THE WINTER STORM
WATCH WILL CONTINUE FOR THE METRO AREAS OF CHATTANOOGA...KNOXVILLE...AND
TRI-CITIES AT THIS TIME. CONFIDENCE IS HIGHER ACROSS THE NORTHERN
CUMBERLAND PLATEAU AND LEE AND WISE COUNTIES OF SW VA WHERE THE
WATCH HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A WARNING.

TNZ015>018-036>039-042>047-067>070-081>084-098-099-VAZ005-006-008-
041630-
/O.CON.KMRX.WS.A.0004.150305T0600Z-150305T2100Z/
HANCOCK-HAWKINS-SULLIVAN-JOHNSON-ANDERSON-UNION-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-
NORTHWEST GREENE-SOUTHEAST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-UNICOI-
NORTHWEST CARTER-SOUTHEAST CARTER-ROANE-LOUDON-KNOX-JEFFERSON-
SEQUATCHIE-BLEDSOE-RHEA-MEIGS-MARION-HAMILTON-SCOTT-RUSSELL-
WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SNEEDVILLE...ROGERSVILLE...KINGSPORT...
BRISTOL...MOUNTAIN CITY...CLINTON...OAK RIDGE...MAYNARDVILLE...
RUTLEDGE...MORRISTOWN...GREENEVILLE...CEDAR CREEK...
JOHNSON CITY...ERWIN...ELIZABETHTON...ROAN MOUNTAIN...KINGSTON...
LENOIR CITY...KNOXVILLE...DANDRIDGE...DUNLAP...PIKEVILLE...
DAYTON...DECATUR...JASPER...CHATTANOOGA...GATE CITY...LEBANON...
ABINGDON
330 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

* EVENT...WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN CHANGING TO SLEET AND SNOW.

* TIMING...BEGINNING AROUND MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
  CONTINUING UNTIL 4 PM EST THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS A QUARTER OF AN INCH OR
  LESS...CHANGING OVER TO SLEET AND SNOW WITH ACCUMULATIONS
  GENERALLY 2 INCHES OR LESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...AND/OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS. FUTURE DRIVING
CONDITIONS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS...SO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE
LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$



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