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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1006 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

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

.A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PASS SOUTHWARD FROM THE GREAT
LAKES ON FRIDAY...CROSSING THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS ON FRIDAY
NIGHT. UNSEASONABLY COLD AIR ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL
BRING THE SEASON`S FIRST SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS...WITH LOCALLY
HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND
FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA IN THE VICINITY OF MOUNT ROGERS. STRONG
WINDS WITH THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CAUSE SNOW TO STICK TO
ELEVATED SURFACES...AND POSSIBLY BRING DOWN TREES AND CAUSE POWER
OUTAGES.

NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-310000-
/O.CON.KRNK.WS.A.0005.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...BOONE...TAZEWELL...
MARION...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY
1006 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

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

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW...MAINLY FOR ELEVATIONS
  ABOVE 3000 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

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

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH WILL BE
  POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$
RCS

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
401 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE ABOVE 2500 FEET FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DROP SOUTH FROM THE GREAT LAKES TO THE
APPALACHIANS ON FRIDAY. COLD AIR WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE SYSTEM
FRIDAY EVENING...GRADUALLY CHANGING RAIN TO SNOW FROM HIGHER
ELEVATIONS IN THE EVENING TO LOWER ELEVATIONS LATE AT NIGHT.
BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS WILL ENHANCE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 2500
FEET...ESPECIALLY ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. THE SNOW SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SATURDAY EVENING.

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-VAZ002-006-008-302015-
/O.NEW.KMRX.WS.A.0006.141101T0000Z-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
401 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* EVENT...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
  FOR LOCATIONS MAINLY ABOVE 2500 FEET. SOME OF THE HIGHEST PEAKS
  IN THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS COULD RECEIVE BETWEEN 8 AND 14 INCHES.
  ELEVATIONS BELOW 2500 FEET COULD RECEIVE BETWEEN 1 AND 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW BEGINNING FRIDAY
  EVENING...FIRST AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS THEN DOWN TO VALLEY
  LOCATIONS BY LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE
  THROUGH SATURDAY IN 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. FUTURE DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY BECOME
HAZARDOUS...SO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

DGS

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