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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
349 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...ARCTIC AIR INTRUSION WILL TURN RAIN INTO A WINTRY MIX...

.RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT WILL OCCUR OVER THE AREA
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY EVENING. HOWEVER...ARCTIC AIR WILL MOVE IN
BEHIND THE FRONT WHILE THE PRECIPITATION IS ONGOING...PLUNGING
SURFACE TEMPERATURES TO BELOW FREEZING ESPECIALLY OVER THE
CUMBERLAND PLATEAU AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA DURING LATE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT. THE PUSH OF THE ARCTIC AIR EASTWARD INTO THE TENNESSEE
VALLEY DURING THURSDAY MORNING...AND THE TIMING OF WHEN
TEMPERATURES THERE WILL FALL BELOW FREEZING...REMAINS A LITTLE
UNCERTAIN. THEREFORE...THE WINTER STORM WATCH WILL INCLUDE THE
METRO AREAS OF CHATTANOOGA...KNOXVILLE...AND TRI-CITIES AT THIS
TIME.

TNZ012>018-035>039-042>047-067>070-081>084-098-099-VAZ001-002-005-
006-008-040900-
/O.NEW.KMRX.WS.A.0004.150305T0600Z-150305T2100Z/
SCOTT TN-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-HANCOCK-HAWKINS-SULLIVAN-JOHNSON-
MORGAN-ANDERSON-UNION-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-NORTHWEST GREENE-
SOUTHEAST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-UNICOI-NORTHWEST CARTER-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-ROANE-LOUDON-KNOX-JEFFERSON-SEQUATCHIE-BLEDSOE-
RHEA-MEIGS-MARION-HAMILTON-LEE-WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONEIDA...LA FOLLETTE...TAZEWELL...
SNEEDVILLE...ROGERSVILLE...KINGSPORT...BRISTOL...MOUNTAIN CITY...
WARTBURG...CLINTON...OAK RIDGE...MAYNARDVILLE...RUTLEDGE...
MORRISTOWN...GREENEVILLE...CEDAR CREEK...JOHNSON CITY...ERWIN...
ELIZABETHTON...ROAN MOUNTAIN...KINGSTON...LENOIR CITY...
KNOXVILLE...DANDRIDGE...DUNLAP...PIKEVILLE...DAYTON...DECATUR...
JASPER...CHATTANOOGA...JONESVILLE...WISE...NORTON...GATE CITY...
LEBANON...ABINGDON
349 PM EST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* EVENT...WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN CHANGING TO SLEET AND SNOW.

* TIMING...BEGINNING AROUND MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING
  UNTIL 4 PM EST THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS A QUARTER OF AN INCH OR
  LESS...CHANGING OVER TO SLEET AND SNOW WITH ACCUMULATIONS
  GENERALLY 2 INCHES OR LESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...AND/OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS. FUTURE DRIVING
CONDITIONS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS...SO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE
LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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