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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
411 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...PERIODS OF ACCUMULATING SNOW THROUGH MIDWEEK...

.A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION FROM THE WEST TODAY. MOISTURE
ASSOCIATED WITH THE FRONT MAY PRODUCE A PERIOD OF LIGHT TO
MODERATE SNOW ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS OF NORTH
CAROLINA...FAR SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...AND SOUTHEAST WEST
VIRGINIA. ARCTIC AIR WILL FOLLOW THE FRONT WITH BITTER COLD
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED THROUGH MID WEEK. LINGERING MOISTURE ALONG
WITH NORTHWEST WIND FLOW WILL COMBINE WITH WEAK UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCES TO RESULT IN PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
SHOWERS INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN
ADDITIONAL HEAVIER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS DURING THE WEEK.

NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-WVZ042-043-508-081715-
/O.CON.KRNK.WW.Y.0005.160208T1200Z-160208T2300Z/
/O.CON.KRNK.WS.A.0002.160208T2300Z-160211T1200Z/
ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-MERCER-SUMMERS-
WESTERN GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...BOONE...TAZEWELL...
MARION...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...
BLUEFIELD...HINTON...HIX
411 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS
MORNING TO 6 PM EST THIS EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...WESTERN SLOPE COUNTIES FROM PARTS OF SOUTHEAST
  WEST VIRGINIA SOUTH ACROSS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA INCLUDING THE
  HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND SNOW SHOWERS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE TODAY...WITH
  UPWARDS OF 3 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4000 FEET. ADDITIONAL
  HEAVIER ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT THROUGH MIDWEEK...
  ESPECIALLY ALONG THE HIGHER WEST FACING SLOPES.

* TIMING...SNOW ARRIVING MID TO LATE MORNING TODAY...WITH ADDED
  PERIODIC HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY.
  SNOW TODAY MAY BE MIXED WITH RAIN AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW COVERED AND SLICK AND REMAIN
  HAZARDOUS DUE TO ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL DURING THE WEEK.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE 30S TODAY AND TEENS TO LOWER 20S THE REST
  OF THE WEEK.

* WIND CHILLS...AS COLD AS 5 TO 20 BELOW ZERO WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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