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Winter Storm Warning - Greenbrier, Mercer, Summers, Tazewell, Pocahontas


Winter Storm Warning- Pocahontas

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
351 AM EST THU JAN 2 2014

...RAIN TO SNOW THURSDAY...THEN TURNING MUCH COLDER THURSDAY
NIGHT...

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POCAHONTAS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...MARLINTON
351 AM EST THU JAN 2 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...BLOWING SNOW AND LOW WIND CHILLS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON EST FRIDAY. THE
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...POCAHONTAS COUNTY.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND LOW WIND CHILL 
TEMPERATURES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES.

* TIMING...LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW THIS AFTERNOON IS EXPECTED TO
CHANGE TO ALL SNOW LATE TODAY...AND BECOME WIND BLOWN SNOW TONIGHT.
WIND CHILLS OF -10 TO -20 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED LATER TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. VERY COLD TEMPERATURES
AND THE WIND WILL COMBINE TO CAUSE WIND CHILL INDICES TO BE 20
DEGREES BELOW ZERO OR COLDER. THIS WILL MAKE OUTDOOR EXPOSURE
DANGEROUS...EVEN IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. 

PLEASE REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BY CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.
THIS PHONE NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY.

YOU CAN ALSO REPORT WINTER WEATHER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK
PAGE...OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF
WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND ATWWW.WEATHER.GOV/RLX.THE BITTER COLD LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY
MORNING WILL INCREASE THE THREAT OF FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA
WITHOUT PROPER PRECAUTIONS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 50 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...-2 BELOW ZERO TO 10 ABOVE ZERO.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 22 BELOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ALSO...TAKE PRECAUTIONS FOR ANY PIPES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO
FREEZING.
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Winter Storm Warning- Tazewell, Mercer, Summers and Greenbrier

TAZEWELL-MERCER-SUMMERS-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TAZEWELL...BLUEFIELD...HINTON...HIX...
LEWISBURG...QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
325 AM EST THU JAN 2 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
NOON EST FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR A COMBINATION OF SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND
DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON EST FRIDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...MAINLY WESTERN SLOPES AND HIGH ELEVATIONAL AREAS.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND BITTER WIND CHILLS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF BETWEEN 2 AND 6 INCHES ON
WESTERN SLOPES...WITH AN INCH OR LESS IN THE VALLEYS.

* TIMING...RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON...WITH SNOW
SHOWERS PERSISTING UNTIL LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SLICK ROADS FROM SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. SCATTERED 
POWER OUTAGES WITH STRONG WINDS AS WELL. BITTER WIND CHILLS 
WILL BE DANGEROUS TO EXPOSED SKIN.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...OCCASIONALLY BELOW 1 MILE IN SNOW AND BLOWING
SNOW.

* TEMPERATURES...DROPPING BELOW FREEZING BY THIS EVENING...AND INTO
THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS BY FRIDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILL READINGS...DROPPING TO BELOW ZERO BY FRIDAY MORNING 
WITH HIGHER ELEVATIONS AS LOW AS 10 TO 20 BELOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS...ICE
ACCUMULATION OR WIND DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VIA
EMAIL AT RNK.SKYWARN@NOAA.GOV OR AT PHONE NUMBER 1...8 6 6...
2 1 5...4 3 2 4.

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. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...
AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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