National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

2 products issued by NWS for: Union WV
Share |

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
422 PM EST Fri Feb 15 2019

Tazewell-Bland-Giles-Pulaski-Montgomery-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-
Botetourt-Rockbridge-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
422 PM EST Fri Feb 15 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southwest Virginia, west
central Virginia and southeast West Virginia.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

A mixture of snow and rain is expected late tonight and early
Saturday morning. Light accumulations of snow will be possible,
mainly on elevated surfaces and grassy areas. No significant travel
problems are anticipated at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.

A wintry mix of mainly freezing rain and sleet will be possible

Finally, a prolonged period of moderate to heavy rain will be
possible Tuesday through Thursday of next week which could lead to
flooding, including on some of the main stem rivers across the area.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.


Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
329 PM EST Fri Feb 15 2019

Tazewell-Bland-Giles-Pulaski-Montgomery-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-
Botetourt-Rockbridge-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
Including the cities of Tazewell, Bland, Pearisburg, Radford,
Pulaski, Blacksburg, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington,
Hot Springs, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Union, Lewisburg,
White Sulphur Springs, and Alderson
329 PM EST Fri Feb 15 2019

...Mixture of Rain and Snow Possible Late Tonight and Early

A vigorous upper-level disturbance combined with a Canadian air
mass present across the region will combine late tonight and early
Saturday to bring a period of light rain mixed with light snow.
Because of warm ground and surface temperatures only in the 30 to
34 degree range, snow accumulations are expected to be mostly
around 1 inch or less and mainly on grassy surfaces. Isolated
locations, especially at higher elevations could receive a couple
of inches of snow. At this time travel problems within these
counties are expected to be limited and confined mainly to
bridges, overpasses, and higher elevation mountain roads. The most
likely areas to see accumulating snow of an inch or two include
eastern Greenbrier county WV as well as the higher elevations of
Bath, Alleghany, and western Rockbridge county in west central

While most roads are expected to remain just wet, some bridges,
overpasses, and higher elevation mountain roads could become
slippery and hazardous, especially during the early morning hours
on Saturday.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for western Greenbrier,
Summers, and Mercer counties just to the west and north of the
area outlined in this Special Weather Statement. If more snow is
expected within the area outlined in this statement, it may become
necessary later to expand the Winter Weather Advisory to
additional counties.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial radio and
television for the latest weather information.



U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Page last modified: May 16, 2007
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE