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NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook for Wednesday January 19, 2022

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Last Updated on January 19, 2022 7:21 am

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
431 AM EST Wed Jan 19 2022

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This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north central North Carolina,
northwest North Carolina, central Virginia, south central Virginia,
southwest Virginia, west central Virginia and southeast West
Virginia.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight.

Light snow is expected late tonight and Thursday as an upper-level
disturbance tracks southeast across the region. Snow accumulations
are expected to average around 1 inch or less in most areas.
Untreated roads and surfaces could become snow covered and hazardous
by Thursday afternoon and evening as temperatures fall below
freezing.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday.

As noted above, light snow accumulations up to an inch will be
possible during the day Thursday. Untreated roads and surfaces
could become snow covered and hazardous by Thursday afternoon and
evening as temperatures fall below freezing.

Another opportunity for winter precipitation will arrive Friday Night
and Saturday as an area of low pressure develops along the southeast
U.S. coast and moves from the Georgia Coast toward the Virginia Coast
on Saturday. At this time, snow amounts from this system are expected
to average around 1 inch or less west of the Blue Ridge and range from
1 to 3 inches east of the Blue Ridge. Winter Weather Headlines may
be needed for parts or all of this area with later forecasts. Please
note, however, that there remains considerable uncertainty with
respect to the track and intensity of this storm. Snow amounts and
impacts to the forecast area will be refined with later forecasts.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotters and CoCoRahs observers are encouraged to send reports of snow
accumulations Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to the National Weather
Service. Reports should be submitted by phone by calling
1-866-215-4324, social media, by email at rnk.skywarn@noaa.gov, or
online at www.weather.gov/rnk.

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