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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
412 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

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005-006-008-090915-
CHEROKEE-CLAY-SCOTT TN-CAMPBELL-CLAIBORNE-HANCOCK-HAWKINS-
SULLIVAN-JOHNSON-MORGAN-ANDERSON-UNION-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN-
NORTHWEST COCKE-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTHWEST GREENE-
SOUTHEAST GREENE-WASHINGTON TN-UNICOI-NORTHWEST CARTER-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-ROANE-LOUDON-KNOX-JEFFERSON-NW BLOUNT-
BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-NORTH SEVIER-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
SEQUATCHIE-BLEDSOE-RHEA-MEIGS-MCMINN-NORTHWEST MONROE-
SOUTHEAST MONROE-MARION-HAMILTON-BRADLEY-WEST POLK-EAST POLK-LEE-
WISE-SCOTT-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-
412 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016 /312 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST NORTH
CAROLINA...EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR THE MOUNTAINS TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA..NORTHEAST
TENNESSEE..AND PLATEAU TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ELSEWHERE FOR THIS EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY PRODUCING
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS. FOR THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS...THE PREDOMINANT PRECIPITATION TYPE WILL BE SNOW
SHOWERS AND MAINLY RAIN SHOWERS ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS.

BESIDES THE SHOWERS...ENOUGH INSTABILITY THIS AFTERNOON TO PRODUCE
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS COULD PRODUCE
PEA SIZE HAIL AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS UP TO 35 MPH.

THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES THIS
EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

...MUCH COLDER AIR AND PERIODS OF SNOW SHOWERS/FLURRIES WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

MUCH COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA EARLY THIS WEEK.
SNOW SHOWERS AND FLURRIES WILL PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY ACROSS
MUCH OF THE REGION. DUE TO THE DURATION OF THE SNOW...HEAVY SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE FAR
EASTERN TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

LIGHTER SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND
PLATEAU.

BESIDES THE SNOW...HIGHS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WILL ONLY CLIMB INTO
THE MIDDLE 20S TO LOWER 30S WITH LOWS DROPPING INTO THE TEENS MOST
LOCATIONS. WIND CHILLS ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE FAR
EAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILL DROP TO 5 TO
15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO AT TIMES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
409 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THIS MORNING THROUGH THE
MIDDLE PART OF THE WEEK...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST
TODAY...AND BRING WITH IT MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AND SNOW.
LIGHT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED EARLY THIS MORNING... BEFORE
TRANSITIONING TO RAIN FOR THE REST OF THE DAYLIGHT HOURS IN THE
VALLEY AS TEMPERATURES WARM. HOWEVER...SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER
THE EAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON DUE TO THE
SUBFREEZING AIR IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE OVER THE ENTIRE REGION ONCE TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW
FREEZING TONIGHT. LIGHT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER THE
VALLEY TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. HOWEVER...MODERATE
TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OFF AND ON ACROSS THE EAST
TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS THROUGH WEDNESDAY...WITH AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 12
INCHES POSSIBLE ALONG THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS.

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/O.NEW.KMRX.WS.W.0002.160208T1200Z-160211T0000Z/
JOHNSON-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST GREENE-UNICOI-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHEAST MONROE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNTAIN CITY...COSBY...CEDAR CREEK...
ERWIN...ROAN MOUNTAIN...CADES COVE...GATLINBURG...COKER CREEK
409 AM EST MON FEB 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM
EST WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS
MORNING TO 7 PM EST WEDNESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* EVENT...A STRONG UPPER-LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL SWEEP INTO THE
  REGION TODAY...BRINGING SEVERAL PERIODS OF SNOW TO THE EAST
  TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS OVER THE NEXT 2 TO 3 DAYS. SNOWFALL TOTALS
  WILL BE VERY ELEVATION DEPENDENT...WITH THE LOWER ELEVATIONS
  BELOW 4000 FEET RECEIVING 3 TO 6 INCHES...AND THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS
  ABOVE 4000 FEET 6 TO 12 INCHES....WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW THIS MORNING WILL BECOME MODERATE TO HEAVY AT
  TIMES THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL PERIODS OF MODERATE
  TO HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS THE STORM
  SYSTEM SLOWLY PULLS AWAY FROM THE AREA.

* IMPACTS...THE SNOW WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...
  ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
  DISCOURAGED...BY THIS AFTERNOON IN THE HIGH MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. UNLESS
  IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

&&

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