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Winter Weather Advisory for Watauga & Ashe – Monday January 17, 2022

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Last Updated on January 17, 2022 5:00 am

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Boone, Tazewell, Marion,
Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Bluefield, Hinton,
Hix, Lewisburg, and White Sulphur Springs
429 AM EST Mon Jan 17 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST THIS
MORNING…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING…

  • WHAT…Total snow accumulations of up to 3 inches. Winds gusting
    as high as 55 mph and wind chill temperatures approaching zero
    in some locations.
  • WHERE…Portions of southwest Virginia, northwest North
    Carolina and southeast West Virginia.
  • WHEN…For the Winter Storm Warning, until 7 AM EST this
    morning. For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 10 PM EST this
    evening.
  • IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
    conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Strong
    winds could cause tree damage. The cold wind chills as low as
    5 below zero could result in hypothermia if precautions are
    not taken.

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 and sleet 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.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities…and use caution while driving.

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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