Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory:
Issued at: 4:48 am EST on February 11, 2016, expires at: 7:00 AM EST on February 11, 2016
- ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST this morning... ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST this morning...
- locations...from the North Carolina mountains...north into the mountain Empire of southwest Virginia...and into the Greenbrier valley and Alleghany Highlands.
- Hazard types...accumulating snow showers...blowing snow and wind chills.
- Accumulations...local snow accumulation up to 1 inch possible in narrow bands of snow showers.
- Timing...through early Thursday morning.
- Impacts...untreated roads will be snow covered and slick. Low wind chill values will make it dangerous to be outside.
- Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 30 to 40 mph.
- Temperatures...5 to 15 above.
- Wind chills...5 below to 20 below zero. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving. 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. Make sure your pets are kept warm as well. The public is encouraged to report snowfall amounts to the National Weather Service via email at rnk.Skywarn@noaa.Gov or at phone number 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg facebook Page and on twitter.