Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Wise (VAZ002) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Winter Storm Warning Winter Storm Warning - Wise (Virginia)


Updated:Fri 31-Oct-14 03:13am EDT
Effective:Fri 31-Oct-14 03:13am EDT
Expires:Sat 01-Nov-14 08:00pm EDT
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Russell; Washington; Wise
 
Instructions: 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.

Message summary: ...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.
...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.
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