NWS’ Ongoing, Pending Hazardous Weather Outlook, Winter Storm & Wind Chill Warnings for High Country

Published Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10:49 am
Downtown Boone at nearly 11 a.m. on Monday. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Downtown Boone at nearly 11 a.m. on Monday. Photo by Ken Ketchie

Compiled by Jesse Wood

Jan. 6, 2013. Below are the National Weather Service’s warnings for the High Country for the pending subzero temperatures Monday night and the ongoing winter weather, in general. 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
602 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014

NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-WVZ042-043-045-071100-
ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-MERCER-SUMMERS-GREENBRIER-
602 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT...
...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 3 PM EST
TUESDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST NORTH
CAROLINA...SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER STORM WARNING.
   WIND CHILL WARNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WIND CHILL WARNING.

THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING RAIN ON THURSDAY NIGHT AND
FRIDAY MORNING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.


Wind Chill Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
555 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014

...BITTER COLD AIR...STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS
TODAY...TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...

.AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION THIS MORNING. THIS
FRONT WILL LEAD IN BITTER COLD AIR...AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS.
UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING.

NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-WVZ042-043-045-062200-
/O.EXT.KRNK.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140107T0500Z/
/O.CON.KRNK.WC.W.0001.140106T2200Z-140107T2000Z/
ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-MERCER-SUMMERS-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...BOONE...TAZEWELL...
MARION...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...
BLUEFIELD...HINTON...HIX...LEWISBURG...QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
555 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST
TONIGHT...
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 3 PM EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND
  SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA. MAINLY WESTERN
  SLOPES FOR THE WINTER STORM WARNING.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED TODAY AND
  TONIGHT. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
  TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 6 INCHES ON WESTERN
  SLOPES. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN WESTERN GREENBRIER
  COUNTY.

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TODAY AND INTO THIS
  EVENING. WIND CHILLS WILL BEGIN TO DROP TO DANGEROUS VALUES THIS
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING NEW SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL IMPACT
  TRAVEL. THE QUICK DROP IN TEMPERATURE WILL RAPIDLY FREEZE ANY
  WATER LEFT ON THE ROADS FROM RAIN THAT FELL OVERNIGHT ON SUNDAY
  NIGHT. BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES. THE SEVERE COLD
  MAY RESULT IN FROZEN WATER PIPES. FROSTBITE IS A DANGER TO
  EXPOSED SKIN.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING THROUGHOUT THE DAY INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS
  BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. LOWS TONIGHT FROM ZERO TO 20 BELOW
  ZERO.

* WIND CHILL...DROPPING TO 5 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO BY LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN AS LOW AS 35 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT.

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.

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS
ARE NOT TAKEN. PETS NEED PROTECTION FROM THE COLD AS WELL.


Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
555 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014

...BITTER COLD AIR...STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS
TODAY...TONIGHT AND TUESDAY...

.AN ARCTIC FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION THIS MORNING. THIS
FRONT WILL LEAD IN BITTER COLD AIR...AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS.
UPSLOPE SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING.

NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-WVZ042-043-045-062200-
/O.EXT.KRNK.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140107T0500Z/
/O.CON.KRNK.WC.W.0001.140106T2200Z-140107T2000Z/
ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-MERCER-SUMMERS-GREENBRIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...BOONE...TAZEWELL...
MARION...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY...
BLUEFIELD...HINTON...HIX...LEWISBURG...QUINWOOD...DUO...RAINELLE
555 AM EST MON JAN 6 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST
TONIGHT...
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON
TO 3 PM EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA AND
  SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA. MAINLY WESTERN
  SLOPES FOR THE WINTER STORM WARNING.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS EXPECTED TODAY AND
  TONIGHT. DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
  TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 6 INCHES ON WESTERN
  SLOPES. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN WESTERN GREENBRIER
  COUNTY.

* TIMING...ACCUMULATING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TODAY AND INTO THIS
  EVENING. WIND CHILLS WILL BEGIN TO DROP TO DANGEROUS VALUES THIS
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATING NEW SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL IMPACT
  TRAVEL. THE QUICK DROP IN TEMPERATURE WILL RAPIDLY FREEZE ANY
  WATER LEFT ON THE ROADS FROM RAIN THAT FELL OVERNIGHT ON SUNDAY
  NIGHT. BLOWING SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES. THE SEVERE COLD
  MAY RESULT IN FROZEN WATER PIPES. FROSTBITE IS A DANGER TO
  EXPOSED SKIN.

* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING THROUGHOUT THE DAY INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS
  BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. LOWS TONIGHT FROM ZERO TO 20 BELOW
  ZERO.

* WIND CHILL...DROPPING TO 5 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ZERO BY LATE THIS
  AFTERNOON...THEN AS LOW AS 35 BELOW ZERO TONIGHT.

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.

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS
ARE NOT TAKEN. PETS NEED PROTECTION FROM THE COLD AS WELL.

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