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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC – Friday September 9, 2022

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Last Updated on September 9, 2022 4:19 am

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
112 AM EDT Fri Sep 9 2022

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-WVZ042>044-507-508-091200-
Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-
Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-
Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-
Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
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, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bluefield,
Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs,
Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
112 AM EDT Fri Sep 9 2022

…Areas of Dense Fog Likely Across the Higher Mountainous
Terrain…

A moist easterly flow has resulted in widespread low clouds early
this morning. Across the higher terrain for areas along and west
of the Blue Ridge, these low clouds are intersecting the ground
for elevations generally at or above 2500 ft. resulting in dense
fog. Visibilities in these areas will drop to 1/4 mile or less and
remain so throughout the night and early morning hours Friday.

Motorists planning travel across the higher terrain of the
mountains in northwest North Carolina, southwest and west central
Virginia, or southeast West Virginia, should be alert for severely
reduced visibility at the higher elevations. Reduce speed, use low
beam headlights, and leave extra distance between you and the
vehicle in front of you.

Some of the more traveled roadways that will be impacted include:
Interstate 77 in Virginia and West Virginia,
Interstate 81 mile markers 35 to 120 in Virginia,
U.S. 58 west of Stuart,
U.S. 52 through Carroll and Grayson Counties.

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