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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
542 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-043>047-058-059-WVZ042>044-507-508-
181700-
Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-
Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-
Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-Henry-Pittsylvania-
Campbell-Appomattox-Buckingham-Halifax-Charlotte-Mercer-Summers-
Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of Tazewell, Marion, Bland, Pearisburg,
Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop,
Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge,
Covington, Hot Springs, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington,
Buena Vista, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Amherst, Martinsville,
Danville, Lynchburg, Appomattox, South Boston, Keysville,
Bluefield, Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg,
White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
542 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...Very cold with slick roads across the region this morning...

Temperatures range from around zero to near 20 above this
morning. Any melting or slush from road treatments on Wednesday
has refrozen. Roads and sidewalks that had been cleared of snow
may still have a thin layer of ice.

Additionally, winds from the west at 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 30
mph were producing wind chills from zero to 15 below zero in the
mountains and foothills. Wind chills in the piedmont of Virginia
were in the single digits.

If you are planning to travel, prepare accordingly by including
extra layers of clothing and extra blankets. Make sure your
gasoline tank is full before you leave for your destination.
Reduce speed, leave extra distance between vehicles, and be
especially careful braking.

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
500 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

VAZ007-009>020-022>024-032>035-WVZ042>044-507-508-191000-
Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-
Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-
Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
Western Greenbrier-
500 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central Virginia, south
central Virginia, southwest Virginia, west central Virginia and
southeast West Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.

   Wind Chill Advisory.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$



Wind Chill Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
435 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...Very low wind chills along with black ice this morning...


.Combination of frigid temperatures along with gusty winds will
result in low wind chills this morning. There is also the
potential for black ice.

VAZ022>024-032>035-181500-
/O.CON.KRNK.WC.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-180118T1500Z/
Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-
Including the cities of Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington,
Buena Vista, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bedford, and Amherst
435 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
MORNING...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills occurring. Expect wind chills to
  range from zero to 10 below zero.

* WHERE...Along and just east of the Blue Ridge in Virginia.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM EST this morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The cold wind chills will cause frostbite
  in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

$$




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