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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 SACRAMENTO CA
350 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SIGNIFICANT EARLY SEASON SIERRA SNOW FRIDAY & SATURDAY...

.A PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL TRACK EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THIS STORM WILL HAVE ENOUGH MOISTURE TO
BRING SEVERAL INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW TO THE WESTERN SIERRA SLOPES
ABOVE 5000 FT. THIS WILL IMPACT TRAVEL ACROSS THE SIERRA INCLUDING
HIGHWAY 50 AND INTERSTATE 80. THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED FRIDAY
EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
WILL OCCUR BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIMEFRAME. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.

CAZ068-069-310000-
/O.CON.KSTO.WS.A.0006.141031T1800Z-141102T0000Z/
WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BLUE CANYON
350 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* IMPACTS: MODERATE TRAVEL PROBLEMS LIKELY. MOTORISTS MAY
  EXPERIENCE VERY LONG DELAYS. CHAIN RESTRICTIONS ARE PROBABLE
  ESPECIALLY FOR TRUCKS. REDUCED VISIBILITY DURING HEAVIER SNOW
  WILL MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS.

* CONFIDENCE: HIGH CONFIDENCE THAT SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE 5000
  FT. MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN AMOUNTS AND TIMING.

* TIMING: THE BULK OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 5 PM FRIDAY TO 11
  AM SATURDAY... BUT LIGHTER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR
  BEFORE AND AFTER THIS TIMEFRAME.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LASSEN NATIONAL PARK...BLUE CANYON...DONNER
  PASS...ECHO SUMMIT...CARSON PASS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 9 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET AND UP TO A
  FOOT OF SNOW ABOVE THE 7000 FOOT LEVEL BETWEEN FRIDAY AND
  SATURDAY AFTERNOONS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

INTERACT WITH US VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWS.SACRAMENTO
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSSACRAMENTO

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
346 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

CAZ096-301900-
/O.CON.KHNX.WS.A.0005.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON-
346 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HANFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH FOR HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE SOUTHERN
SIERRA NEVADA ABOVE 6000 FEET FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON.

* SNOW AND ELEVATION...2 TO 4 INCHES ABOVE 5500 FEET BY SATURDAY
  MORNING WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK...INCLUDING TUOLUMNE
  MEADOWS...TIOGA PASS...WAWONA...AND THE SOUTH ENTRANCE AS WELL
  AS KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK AND HUNTINGTON LAKE.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL OCCUR FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY
  MORNING.

* IMPACTS...THIS IS THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOW EXPECTED FOR THE
  SEASON. ANYONE WITH OUTDOOR PLANS SHOULD TAKE CAUTION...AND
  TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT DUE TO SNOW COVERED ROADS. ALSO CARRY A
  WINTER SURVIVAL KIT. FURTHER STATEMENTS INCLUDING ADVISORIES...
  WATCHES AND WARNINGS MAY BE NECESSARY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

DS

WEATHER.GOV/HANFORD

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
317 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...FIRST WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON FOR HALLOWEEN...

.AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW WITH GUSTY WINDS TO THE SIERRA FRIDAY EVENING INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT CHAIN CONTROLS AROUND THE
LAKE TAHOE BASIN AND WINTER CLOSERS FOR THE SIERRA PASSES IN
ALPINE AND MONO COUNTIES.

CAZ072-NVZ002-310000-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.A.0004.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SOUTH LAKE TAHOE...TRUCKEE...
INCLINE VILLAGE
317 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING: AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE LAKE
  TAHOE BASIN AND ALPINE COUNTY FRIDAY AFTERNOON. A PERIOD OF
  MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY FRIDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. UP TO 6
  INCHES BELOW 7000 FEET...EXCEPT 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
  ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 89.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. GUSTS
  NEAR 60 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER RIDGES AND THROUGH MOUNTAIN
  PASSES.

* SNOW LEVELS: 7500 TO 8000 FEET ON FRIDAY MORNING...LOWERING TO
  6500 TO 7000 FEET FRIDAY EVENING...THEN FALLING TO NEAR 5000
  FEET SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS AROUND THE TAHOE BASIN
  AND ALPINE COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 80 AND HIGHWAYS
  50...88... 89...267 AND THE MOUNT ROSE HIGHWAY. SNOW MAY LEAD TO
  THE WINTER CLOSURE OF EBBETTS AND MONITOR PASSES IN ALPINE
  COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL LIKELY CREATE HAZARDOUS WINTER
DRIVING CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT
WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
317 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...FIRST WINTER STORM OF THE SEASON FOR HALLOWEEN...

.AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL BRING A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW WITH GUSTY WINDS TO THE SIERRA FRIDAY EVENING INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. DRIVERS SHOULD EXPECT CHAIN CONTROLS AROUND THE
LAKE TAHOE BASIN AND WINTER CLOSERS FOR THE SIERRA PASSES IN
ALPINE AND MONO COUNTIES.

CAZ073-310000-
/O.CON.KREV.WS.A.0004.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
MONO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRIDGEPORT...MAMMOTH LAKES
317 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING: AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO MONO COUNTY
  FRIDAY EVENING. A PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS LIKELY
  FRIDAY NIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET WITH
  HIGHEST TOTALS ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 395. UP TO 6 INCHES
  ARE POSSIBLE BELOW 7000 FEET.

* WINDS: SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH. GUSTS TO
  50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN WIND PRONE LOCATIONS ALONG HIGHWAY
  395. GUSTS OF 65 MPH OR MORE WILL IMPACT THE SIERRA RIDGES.

* SNOW LEVELS: 8000 TO 9000 FEET ON FRIDAY LOWERING BELOW 6000
  FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS: SLICK AND SNOW COVERED ROADS WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS
  POSSIBLE ACROSS MONO COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAYS 203 AND 395.
  SNOW MAY LEAD TO THE WINTER CLOSURE OF SONORA AND TIOGA PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN EARLY SEASON WINTER STORM WILL LIKELY CREATE HAZARDOUS WINTER
DRIVING CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AT
WEATHER.GOV/RENO OR LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

&&

$$


HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RENO

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV
235 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOWS OF THE SEASON COMING TO THE SOUTHERN
SIERRA...

.A STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL PUSH INTO CALIFORNIA FRIDAY
EVENING WITH SNOW SPREADING ACROSS THE SIERRA CREST OVERNIGHT
FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL ALSO COMBINE WITH STRONG
WINDS TO CREATE LOCAL WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. ANYONE
PLANNING RECREATION OR TRAVEL IN THE SOUTHERN SIERRA SHOULD
PREPARE FOR HARSH WINTER CONDITIONS.

CAZ519-302200-
/O.CON.KVEF.WS.A.0002.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPENDELL...WHITNEY PORTAL
235 AM PDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING ABOVE 7000 FEET...

A WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 7000 FEET REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE
EASTERN SIERRA SLOPES FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING: 5 PM PDT FRIDAY THROUGH 11 AM PDT SATURDAY.

* SNOW LEVEL: SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT NEAR 9000 FEET FRIDAY
  EVENING AND CRASH TO NEAR 6000 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: ABOVE 7000 FEET SNOW TOTALS OF SIX
  TO TEN INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WITH LESSER AMOUNTS BELOW 7000
  FEET.

* WINDS: 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED
  CREATING AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AND WHITE OUT
  CONDITIONS.

* IMPACTS: PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE DIFFICULTIES FOR HIKERS AND CAMPERS
  AND TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ON HIGH ELEVATION ROADS. TREES WITH
  REMAINING LEAVES ON THEIR BRANCHES MAY SUCCUMB TO THE WEIGHT OF
  THE SNOW. WIND DRIVEN SNOW WILL BE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS CREATING
  WHITE OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER TO DEVELOP...BUT THE OCCURRENCE IS STILL
UNCERTAIN.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
423 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...HEAVY SNOW MAY AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS EARLY SATURDAY. VERY COLD AIR WILL
ACCOMPANY THE SYSTEM...ALLOWING SNOW LEVELS TO DROP ACROSS THE
HIGH TERRAIN OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA STARTING FRIDAY EVENING. AS
THE SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST DURING THE DAY ON SATURDAY...STRONG
NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE...RESULTING IN NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWER
THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

NCZ033-048>053-058-059-301930-
/O.NEW.KGSP.WS.A.0004.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-
NORTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...ELK PARK...
CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...MARS HILL...MARSHALL...HOT SPRINGS...
BURNSVILLE...SPRUCE PINE...BRYSON CITY...WAYNESVILLE...CANTON...
LAKE JUNALUSKA...ASHEVILLE...ROBBINSVILLE...CULLOWHEE...SYLVA
423 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

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

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

* LOCATIONS...NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN COUNTIES ALONG THE TENNESSEE
  BORDER...AND NORTHERN JACKSON AND BUNCOMBE COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* TIMING...SHOWERS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP FRIDAY EVENING...STARTING
  OUT AS RAIN OR A MIX...THEN CHANGING OVER TO SNOW OVERNIGHT AS
  SNOW LEVELS DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOORS BY DAYBREAK SATURDAY.
  NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY LINGER THROUGH THE DAY ON
  SATURDAY...BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE
  VALLEYS...AND 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 3500 FT ARE LIKELY. A FEW
  RIDGE TOP LOCATIONS MAY SEE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET SNOW COULD PRODUCE ISOLATED TREE AND
  POWER LINE DAMAGE. ROAD SURFACES MAY SEE SLIGHTLY LESS SNOW
  ACCUMULATION...BUT BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WILL LIKELY REMAIN
  SNOW COVERED AND ICY.

* TEMPERATURES...WILL FALL FROM THE LOWER 40S AND UPPER 30S TO
  BELOW FREEZING OVERNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT...AS SNOW LEVELS FALL.
  THEN SOME REBOUND IN THE VALLEYS TO THE MID 30S TO LOWER
  40S...WHILE ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FT WILL GENERALLY STAY BELOW
  FREEZING. ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL THEN FALL BELOW FREEZING
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN VISIBLITY CAN BE EXPECTED
  AT TIMES WITHIN THE SNOW SHOWERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF
WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS
CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

&&

$$

ARK

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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