Winter Storm Watch Roanoke/Lynchburg

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of the region, beginning Tuesday afternoon. A mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain is expected through Wednesday. The full text of the alert is below.

Additional details on the forecast can be found here: ABC 13

 
 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Blacksburg VA

328 AM EST Mon Feb 18 2019

...Winter weather expected from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday

afternoon...

.A strong area of high pressure will shifts east into the

Northeast United States, this will result in cold air wedging

down the Appalachians. As a winter storm lifts northeast across

our region, precipitation will spread north over this shallow dome

of cold air, producing a wintery mixture of snow, sleet and

freezing rain across our region. The storm is still evolving and

the amounts and precipitation types will likely change over time.

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone,

Wilkesboro, Tazewell, Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville,

Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale,

Volney, Galax, Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington,

Hot Springs, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista,

Stuart, Rocky Mount, Amherst, Martinsville, Danville, Lynchburg,

Appomattox, Bluefield, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg,

White Sulphur Springs, Quinwood, Duo, and Rainelle

328 AM EST Mon Feb 18 2019

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow

accumulations will vary from light amounts in the piedmont to

heavy snows in Southeast West Virginia and Alleghany highlands

of Virginia. The highest amounts of snow will occur in western

Greenbrier where 4 to 8 inches are possible. Ice accumulations

will range from a light glaze to around one quarter of an inch.

* WHERE...Portions of southwest Virginia, northwest North

Carolina and southeast West Virginia.

* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Power outages and tree damage are likely

due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous

conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant

snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue

to monitor the latest forecasts.

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