Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 3:02 PM EDT on October 30, 2014, expires at: 8:00 PM EDT on November 01, 2014
- ...Winter Storm Warning in effect from 8 PM Friday to 8 PM EDT Saturday... The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow...which is in effect from 8 PM Friday to 8 PM EDT Saturday. The Winter Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.
- Locations...higher elevations of the North Carolina mountains and far southwestern Virginia.
- Hazard types...heavy snow for higher elevations.
- Accumulations...snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches.
- Timing...Friday evening through Saturday evening.
- Impacts...locally heavy snow...in addition to strong winds... will down some trees and cause power outages. Roads will become slick at higher elevations.
- Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
- Temperatures...lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s Friday night. Highs in the mid to upper 30s on Saturday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight...food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.