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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
706 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...STRONG WINDS AND VERY LOW WIND CHILLS...

.BITTER COLD AIR WILL PERSIST THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING ON STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH THROUGH THE
DAY...BUT TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN VERY COLD...THUS EVEN WITH
DIMINISHING WINDS...WINDS CHILLS WILL BE DANGEROUSLY LOW. THE SNOW
SHOWERS THAT EARLIER MOVED ACROSS THE REGION HAVE GENERALLY
ENDED. ONLY FLURRIES OR AN OCCASIONAL SNOW SHOWER IS EXPECTED
THROUGH THE DAY AT THIS TIME...WITH LITTLE ADDITIONAL
ACCUMULATION. IN AREAS WHERE SIGNIFICANT SNOW REMAINS ON THE
GROUND...THERE WILL BE BLOWING SNOW.

NCZ002-VAZ010>014-016>020-022>024-032>035-WVZ044-507-132015-
/O.CON.KRNK.WC.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-160214T1500Z/
ALLEGHANY NC-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-CARROLL-FLOYD-
CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-ROCKBRIDGE-PATRICK-
FRANKLIN-BEDFORD-AMHERST-MONROE-EASTERN GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPARTA...BLAND...PEARISBURG...
WYTHEVILLE...RADFORD...PULASKI...BLACKSBURG...GALAX...FLOYD...
NEW CASTLE...CLIFTON FORGE...COVINGTON...HOT SPRINGS...ROANOKE...
SALEM...FINCASTLE...LEXINGTON...BUENA VISTA...STUART...
ROCKY MOUNT...BEDFORD...AMHERST...UNION
706 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...AREAS OF VIRGINIA...WEST VIRGINIA...AND NORTH
  CAROLINA FROM THE BLUE RIDGE WESTWARD.

* HAZARD TYPES...STRONG GUSTY WINDS...AND VERY LOW WIND CHILLS.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 10 BELOW.

* TIMING...THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...VERY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES WILL LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA
  AND FROSTBITE IF NOT PROPERLY PROTECTED FROM THE COLD.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...4 TO 22 ABOVE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

&&

$$

RAB

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