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Winter Storm Warning

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
335 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

NCZ060-061-TNZ012>018-035>047-067>074-081>087-098>102-VAZ001-002-005-
006-008-311000-
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-
335 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

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

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

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.


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

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE SOUTHEASTWARD
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY
MORNING. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS
ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...AND MUCH
COLDER TEMPERATURES FOR THE WEEKEND. A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN
EFFECT FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND THE EAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$




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