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Winter Weather Advisory in effect for tonight & Thursday – Feb 26-27, 2020

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Last Updated on February 26, 2020 6:03 am

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/O.NEW.KRNK.WW.Y.0008.200226T2300Z-200227T1700Z/
Ashe-Watauga-Grayson-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Boone, Independence,
Whitetop, Troutdale, and Volney
341 AM EST Wed Feb 26 2020

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON EST THURSDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET…

* WHAT…Snow expected above 3500 feet. Total snow accumulations
of 1 to 3 inches, with amounts up to 5 inches above 4000 feet.
Winds gusting as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE…In Virginia, Grayson County. In North Carolina, Ashe
and Watauga Counties.

* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to noon EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the Thursday morning commute. Strong
winds could cause tree damage. The cold wind chills as low as
zero could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow could get heavy at times this evening,
where one inch of snow could fall in less than an hour.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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

You area encouraged to report snowfall amounts or wind damage to
the National Weather Service via email at
rnk.skywarn@noaa.gov…through Facebook or Twitter…or by calling
1…8 6 6…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. Pictures are greatly appreciated.

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