Tazewell Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 3:29 PM EST Feb. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Mixture of rain and snow possible late tonight and early
Saturday...

A vigorous upper-level disturbance combined with a Canadian air
mass present across the region will combine late tonight and early
Saturday to bring a period of light rain mixed with light snow.
Because of warm ground and surface temperatures only in the 30 to
34 degree range, snow accumulations are expected to be mostly
around 1 inch or less and mainly on grassy surfaces. Isolated
locations, especially at higher elevations could receive a couple
of inches of snow. At this time travel problems within these
counties are expected to be limited and confined mainly to
bridges, overpasses, and higher Elevation Mountain roads. The most
likely areas to see accumulating snow of an inch or two include
eastern Greenbrier County WV as well as the higher elevations of
Bath, Alleghany, and western Rockbridge County in west central
Virginia.

While most roads are expected to remain just wet, some bridges,
overpasses, and higher Elevation Mountain roads could become
slippery and hazardous, especially during the early morning hours
on Saturday.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for western Greenbrier,
Summers, and Mercer counties just to the west and north of the
area outlined in this Special Weather Statement. If more snow is
expected within the area outlined in this statement, it may become
necessary later to expand the Winter Weather Advisory to
additional counties.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial radio and
television for the latest weather information.


Rab

329 PM EST Fri Feb 15 2019

... Mixture of rain and snow possible late tonight and early
Saturday...

A vigorous upper-level disturbance combined with a Canadian air
mass present across the region will combine late tonight and early
Saturday to bring a period of light rain mixed with light snow.
Because of warm ground and surface temperatures only in the 30 to
34 degree range, snow accumulations are expected to be mostly
around 1 inch or less and mainly on grassy surfaces. Isolated
locations, especially at higher elevations could receive a couple
of inches of snow. At this time travel problems within these
counties are expected to be limited and confined mainly to
bridges, overpasses, and higher Elevation Mountain roads. The most
likely areas to see accumulating snow of an inch or two include
eastern Greenbrier County WV as well as the higher elevations of
Bath, Alleghany, and western Rockbridge County in west central
Virginia.

While most roads are expected to remain just wet, some bridges,
overpasses, and higher Elevation Mountain roads could become
slippery and hazardous, especially during the early morning hours
on Saturday.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for western Greenbrier,
Summers, and Mercer counties just to the west and north of the
area outlined in this Special Weather Statement. If more snow is
expected within the area outlined in this statement, it may become
necessary later to expand the Winter Weather Advisory to
additional counties.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial radio and
television for the latest weather information.


Rab