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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
309 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Watauga-Wilkes-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-
Wythe-Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-
Eastern Greenbrier-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone,
Wilkesboro, 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,
Bluefield, Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg,
White Sulphur Springs, and Alderson
309 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

Areas of fog this morning, so be alert if traveling.

Fog developed in the mountain valleys overnight, including the
foothills of the Blue Ridge. The fog was particularly dense along
the I-81 corridor between Christiansburg Virginia, and Bristol
Tennessee where visibilities were a quarter mile or less.

The fog is expected to stick around until after daybreak with
visibilities ranging from under a 1/4 mile, to as much as a mile
or two. The dense fog will be patchy, so watch out for sudden
drops in the visibility where it may become hard to see for short
distances. Those traveling Interstate 81, as well as I-77, be
prepared for slower than normal traffic patterns.

For everyones safety, please use your low beam headlights and,
reduce your speed when you encounter these reduced visibilities.
The fog is expected to stick around until about 900 AM EDT, so
plan for more time to get to your destination this morning.


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Morristown TN
241 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

Northwest Cocke-Cocke Smoky Mountains-Northwest Greene-
Southeast Greene-Washington TN-Unicoi-Northwest Carter-
Southeast Carter-Jefferson-NW Blount-Blount Smoky Mountains-
North Sevier-Sevier Smoky Mountains-Northwest Monroe-
Southeast Monroe-West Polk-East Polk-Lee-Wise-Scott-Russell-
Including the cities of Murphy, Hayesville, Sneedville,
Rogersville, Kingsport, Bristol, Mountain City, Morristown,
Newport, Cosby, Greeneville, Cedar Creek, Johnson City, Erwin,
Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Dandridge, Maryville, Cades Cove,
Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Madisonville, Coker Creek, Benton,
Ducktown, Jonesville, Wise, Norton, Gate City, Lebanon,
and Abingdon
241 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...Patchy dense fog expected this morning through 9 am...

Patchy dense fog has developed across Northeast Tennessee,
Southwest Virginia, and Southwest North Caroline early this
morning. Visibilities will drop to around a quarter of a mile in
some locations. Motorists are encouraged to slow down while
driving, use low beam headlights and maintain a safe distance
between vehicles.


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
240 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017

Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Henderson-
Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-
Eastern Polk-Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-
Greenville Mountains-Greater Oconee-Greater Pickens-
Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Cherokee-Anderson-Abbeville-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Boydville,
Toccoa, Royston, Whitworth, Lavonia, Franklin Springs, Canon,
Hartwell, Nuberg, Reed Creek, Elberton, Fortsonia, Middleton,
Ruckersville, Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem, Ellendale,
Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point, Faust,
Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck,
Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick,
Mount Mitchell State Park, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Newfound Gap,
Alarka, Almond, Bryson City, Luada, Smokemont, Wesser,
Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek,
Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens,
Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin,
Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain,
Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville,
Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Shelby,
Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Crouse, Gastonia, Patterson,
Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge,
Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Ashford, Sugar Hill,
Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo, Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood,
Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Saluda, Tryon,
Columbus, Lake Adger, Mill Spring, Mountain Rest, Walhalla,
Westminster, Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville, Caesars Head,
Cleveland, Marietta, Seneca, Oakway, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson,
Greenville, Taylors, Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville,
Berea, Spartanburg, Gaffney, Anderson, Abbeville, Calhoun Falls,
Laurens, Clinton, Union, Monarch Mills, Ware Shoals,
and Ninety Six
240 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017


The combination of very moist air near the surface, drying and
clearing aloft, and light winds is permitting areas of fog to
develop around the region. The visibility within these areas of
fog has been rather variable thus far this morning, but with
patchy dense fog forming occasionally in some locations. Dense fog
will be most likely through daybreak in the mountain river
valleys, areas near bodies of water, and other low-lying

The visibility may frequently vary between one quarter mile and
about one mile, but could occasionally become one quarter mile or
less at times. If driving this morning, be sure to allow extra
travel time and use low beam headlights and fog lamps in case you
suddenly encounter any areas of dense fog. The fog will slowly
lift and scatter through the late morning hours.



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