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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
410 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

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005-006-008-310815-
CHEROKEE-CLAY-SCOTT TN-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-HANCOCK-HAWKINS-
SULLIVAN-JOHNSON-MORGAN-ANDERSON-UNION-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-
NORTHWEST COCKE-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST GREENE-
SOUTHEAST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-UNICOI-NORTHWEST CARTER-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-ROANE-LOUDON-KNOX-JEFFERSON-NW BLOUNT-
BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTH SEVIER-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
SEQUATCHIE-BLEDSOE-RHEA-MEIGS-MCMINN-NORTHWEST MONROE-
SOUTHEAST MONROE-MARION-HAMILTON-BRADLEY-WEST POLK-EAST POLK-LEE-
WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-
410 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NORTH
CAROLINA...EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
APPALACHIANS LATE FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE OVER THE CAROLINAS WITH NORTHERLY WINDS ON
THE BACK SIDE OF THIS SYSTEM PULLING WINTER-LIKE CHILL INTO THE
TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS FOR THIS WEEKEND. A
WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA
AND THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS.

WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP ON FRIDAY. AS THE COLD AIR
MOVES INTO THE AREA FRIDAY EVENING...THE RAIN WILL MIX WITH OR
CHANGE TO SNOW SHOWERS...FIRST AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS FRIDAY EVENING
FOLLOWED BY VALLEY LOCATIONS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...GENERALLY AT OR ABOVE
2500 FEET...FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. DECREASING MOISTURE WILL
LIKELY BRING DIMINISHING PRECIPITATION BY SATURDAY EVENING.

ACCUMULATIONS WILL DEPEND GREATLY ON ELEVATION. AT THIS
TIME...BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ABOVE 2500 FEET...WITH
UP TO 14 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHEST PEAKS OF THE TENNESSEE
MOUNTAINS. LOCATIONS IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE EAST TENNESSEE
MOUNTAINS BELOW 2500 FEET COULD RECEIVE 1 TO 4 INCHES. ROADS IN THE
MOUNTAINS MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK. PERSONS PLANNING ON
TRAVELING ON HIGHWAY 411 OVER THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS OR ROADWAYS
ACROSS HIGH KNOB...VIRGINIA NEED TO KEEP ABREAST OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SNOW AND ICY ROADS. DOWNED TREES WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE
SNOW ACCUMULATING ON FOLIAGE STILL LEFT ON MANY TREES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED ON SATURDAY FOR SNOWFALL REPORTS
ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

$$




Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
401 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE ABOVE 2500 FEET FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DROP SOUTH FROM THE GREAT LAKES TO THE
APPALACHIANS ON FRIDAY. COLD AIR WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE SYSTEM
FRIDAY EVENING...GRADUALLY CHANGING RAIN TO SNOW FROM HIGHER
ELEVATIONS IN THE EVENING TO LOWER ELEVATIONS LATE AT NIGHT.
BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS WILL ENHANCE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 2500
FEET...ESPECIALLY ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. THE SNOW SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SATURDAY EVENING.

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-VAZ002-006-008-302015-
/O.NEW.KMRX.WS.A.0006.141101T0000Z-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
401 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* EVENT...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
  FOR LOCATIONS MAINLY ABOVE 2500 FEET. SOME OF THE HIGHEST PEAKS
  IN THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS COULD RECEIVE BETWEEN 8 AND 14 INCHES.
  ELEVATIONS BELOW 2500 FEET COULD RECEIVE BETWEEN 1 AND 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW BEGINNING FRIDAY
  EVENING...FIRST AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS THEN DOWN TO VALLEY
  LOCATIONS BY LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE
  THROUGH SATURDAY IN 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

DGS



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