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Winter Storm Warning for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC – January 16-18, 2022

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Last Updated on January 16, 2022 3:48 pm

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
242 PM EST Sun Jan 16 2022

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Danbury,
Boone, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Tazewell, Marion, Bland,
Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, Roanoke,
Salem, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Martinsville, and Bluefield
242 PM EST Sun Jan 16 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST MONDAY…

  • WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations
    of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds
    gusting as high as 40 mph.
  • WHERE…Portions of south central, southwest and west central
    Virginia, north central and northwest North Carolina and
    southeast West Virginia.
  • WHEN…Until 7 AM EST Monday.
  • IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
    conditions could impact the morning commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Heavy snow and gusty winds may down tree
    limbs and cause power outages. Travel conditions will be very
    difficult.

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, sleet or ice 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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