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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
405 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...HEAVY SNOW FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS AND THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF FAR SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...

.A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PASS SOUTHWARD FROM THE GREAT
LAKES TODAY...CROSSING THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS LATE TONIGHT.
UNSEASONABLY COLD AIR ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING THE
SEASON`S FIRST SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY
EVENING...WITH LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW ACROSS THE HIGH COUNTRY OF
NORTH CAROLINA AND FAR SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA IN THE VICINITY OF
MOUNT ROGERS AND BURKES GARDEN.

NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-312000-
/O.CON.KRNK.WS.W.0010.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...BOONE...TAZEWELL...
MARION...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY
405 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
  AND FAR SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH
  LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ABOVE ELEVATIONS OF 3500 FEET.

* TIMING...FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW...IN ADDITION TO STRONG WINDS...
  WILL DOWN SOME TREES AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL
  BECOME SLICK AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. HIGHEST
  GUSTS WILL OCCUR MAINLY ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
313 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 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 TONIGHT. MUCH
COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION WITH THIS SYSTEM THIS
EVENING...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-VAZ002-006-008-311515-
/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
313 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
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 AFTERNOON 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.

&&

$$

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