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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




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