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Winter Weather Advisory for Watauga & Ashe – Saturday March 12, 2022

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Last Updated on March 12, 2022 7:20 am

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
341 AM EST Sat Mar 12 2022

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/O.CON.KRNK.WW.Y.0010.000000T0000Z-220313T0000Z/
Ashe-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Grayson-Bath-Mercer-
Summers-Monroe-Eastern Greenbrier-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Boone, Tazewell, Marion,
Bland, Pearisburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney,
Hot Springs, Bluefield, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg,
and White Sulphur Springs
341 AM EST Sat Mar 12 2022

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING…

  • WHAT…Snow. Total snow accumulations of up to 5 inches. Winds
    gusting as high as 50 mph.
  • WHERE…Portions of southwest and west central Virginia,
    northwest North Carolina and southeast West Virginia.
  • WHEN…Until 7 PM EST this evening.
  • IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Gusty winds could
    bring down tree branches and weaker trees. The cold wind chills
    as low as 5 below zero could result in hypothermia if
    precautions are not taken.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The wind and snow could lead to power
    outages, as well as reduced visibilities.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 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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