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Winter Storm Warning for Watauga & Ashe – January 2-3, 2022

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Last Updated on January 2, 2022 5:54 pm

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
321 PM EST Sun Jan 2 2022

…HEAVY SNOW TO IMPACT MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE…

.An area of low pressure will move through the Carolinas tonight
and early Monday, while cold air sinks into the southern
Appalachians behind an upper level storm system. This will bring
a change from rain to snow starting in the mountains shortly
after midnight, then reaching the piedmont around or just after
dawn. The snow will end by early afternoon.

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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,
Bluefield, Flat Top, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg,
White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle
321 PM EST Sun Jan 2 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO NOON EST MONDAY…

  • WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6
    inches, with locally higher amounts along the ridges. Winds
    gusting as high as 35 mph.
  • WHERE…Portions of southwest and west central Virginia,
    northwest North Carolina and southeast West Virginia.
  • WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to noon EST Monday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be difficult. The hazardous conditions
    could impact the morning commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The gusty winds and wet snow could cause
    limbs to snap, especially along the higher elevations. This
    could result in power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Please report snow accumulations via email at
rnk.skywarn@noaa.gov or by calling the National Weather Service
toll free at…1…866…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. Leave a message with
your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You
can also post your report to National Weather Service Blacksburg
Facebook page and on Twitter.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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