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Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory:

Issued at: 2:39 PM EST on February 12, 2016, expires at: 10:00 AM EST on February 14, 2016
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST Saturday... ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 11 PM this evening to 10 am EST Sunday...
  • locations...along the western slopes from southeast West Virginia and the mountain Empire of Virginia...to the Grayson Highlands of Virginia and the mountains of North Carolina.
  • Hazard types...snow and blowing snow...strong gusty winds... and very low wind chills.
  • Accumulations...another 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts.
  • Timing...snow showers continuing through tonight. Very low wind chills tonight through Sunday morning.
  • Impacts...snow and blowing snow creating slick roads and areas of reduced visibility. Very low wind chill values may lead to hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 or 55 mph...locally higher along the highest ridges across the North Carolina mountains.
  • Temperatures...teens to single digits.
  • Wind chill readings...5 to 15 below zero. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Special Statement:

Issued at: 1:22 PM EST on February 12, 2016, expires at: 3:30 PM EST on February 12, 2016
  • ...Added light to moderate snow to fall this afternoon... Another batch of light to moderate snow showers will cross the region through mid afternoon. Another 1 to 2 inches can be expected in spots especially across the higher elevations...with up to an inch elsewhere. Roads may become slick at times...especially untreated secondary roads. Use caution if traveling...slow down and allow yourself extra time to get to your destination.


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