Winter Storm Watch, Wind Chill Advisory:
Issued at: 2:30 PM EST on February 13, 2016, expires at: 10:00 AM EST on February 14, 2016
- ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST Sunday... ...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning... The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
- Accumulations...4 to 8 inches of snow and sleet along with a tenth or two of ice.
- Locations...areas of Virginia...West Virginia...and North Carolina from the Blue Ridge westward.
- Hazard types...strong gusty winds...and very low wind chills. Snow...sleet and areas of freezing rain especially near the Blue Ridge.
- Wind chill readings...as low as 10 below.
- Timing...wind chills through Sunday morning. Snow developing Sunday evening...continuing into Monday before changing to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain into early Tuesday.
- Impacts...very low wind chill values will lead to hypothermia and frostbite if not properly protected from the cold. Hazardous travel conditions Sunday night into Tuesday morning.
- Winds...northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
- Temperatures...4 to 22 above. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.