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Winter Storm Watch, Wind Chill Advisory:

Issued at: 3:06 PM EST on February 13, 2016, expires at: 9:00 AM EST on February 14, 2016
  • ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 9 am EST Sunday... ...Winter Storm Watch in effect from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning... The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning.
  • Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph through this evening. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 mph tonight. Winds Sunday night through Tuesday morning southeast around 5 to 10 mph.
  • Temperatures...falling into the single digits tonight into Sunday morning...in the teens Sunday night rising into the upper 20s to lower 30s Monday into Tuesday.
  • Wind chills...10 to 20 degrees below zero.
  • Precipitation type...snow...sleet and freezing rain.
  • Accumulation...potential for 5 or more inches of snow and sleet. Potential for around a quarter inch of ice from freezing rain.
  • Timing...lowest wind chills are expected late tonight through early Sunday morning. Snow will begin late Sunday night. Snow will continue through Monday before changing to sleet and freezing rain Monday night. Precipitation will end Tuesday afternoon.
  • Impacts...the dangerously low wind chills will lead to frost bite and hypothermia if precautions are not taken. Snow and ice will cause slippery roads and travel will be difficult. 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.

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 evening through Tuesday morning... The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Winter Storm Watch...which is in effect from Sunday evening through Tuesday morning.
  • Accumulations...3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet. One to two tenths inch of ice.
  • Locations...along the Blue Ridge in Virginia.
  • Hazard types...strong gusty winds...and very low wind chills into early Sunday. Snow along with a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain.
  • Wind chill readings...as low as 10 below.
  • Timing...wind chills through Sunday morning. Snow developing Sunday night...continuing into Monday before changing to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain.
  • Impacts...very low wind chill values will lead to hypothermia and frostbite if not properly protected from the cold. Hazardous travel Sunday night into early Tuesday.
  • 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.

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