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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC at 241 am EDT, Aug 16th 2022

Last Updated on August 16, 2022 3:32 am

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Bluefield,
Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs,
Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
241 AM EDT Tue Aug 16 2022

…Areas of Dense Fog Expected Through Morning At the Higher
Elevations of the Mountains…

A moist air mass and a light upslope east to northeast flow in
place across the region again this morning has promoted the
development of widespread low cloud cover across much of the
region, especially along and west of the Blue Ridge. Consequently,
across the higher elevations of the mountains, especially for
elevations at or above 2500 ft., the clouds are low enough to
intersect the ground. Thus, visibilities in these areas will be
severely restricted and potentially as low as 0 miles in much of
the higher terrain.

Some areas that would be impacted with severely reduced visibility
Much of the Blue Ridge Parkway,
Much of the Interstate 77 Corridor through Virginia and into
southern West Virginia,
The Interstate 81 Corridor from Marion to Christiansburg or roughly
mile markers 35 to 118,
Other highways and roads traversing elevations above 2500 ft.

If you plan to travel through these areas early this morning,
reduce speed, use low beam headlights, allow extra time to reach
your destination, and leave extra distance between you and the
vehicle in front of you.

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