Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Wise (VAZ002) Virginia Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Winter Weather Advisory Winter Weather Advisory - Wise (Virginia)


Updated:Tue 09-Feb-16 10:18am EST
Effective:Tue 09-Feb-16 10:18am EST
Expires:Wed 10-Feb-16 07:00pm EST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Lee; Russell; Scott; Washington; Wise
 
Instructions: A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow are expected or occurring...but accumulations are expected to be light. Driving and walking may be difficult on untreated roadways and sidewalks. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities. If you must travel...slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Message summary: ...winter storm to impact the region through the middle part of the week...
.a slow moving low pressure system will impact the region today through thursday morning...bringing periods of snow showers to the area...along with bitter cold air. Snow showers will to continue over the area today and tonight...then taper off from the southwest on wednesday. In the valley...mostly light snow accumulations are expected. However...in the east tennessee mountains...moderate to heavy snow is expected on and off through wednesday night...with storm total amounts of 6 to 10 inches expected along the mountain peaks above 4000 feet...with a few higher amounts possible along the peaks of the smokies. Additionally...very cold wind chill temperatures will accompany the snows with readings in the single digits in the valley and as cold as -5 to -15 degrees in the mountains by tonight...and again on wednesday night.
...winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 pm est wednesday...
* event...a series of upper-level disturbances will sweep across the area over the next couple of days and nights...bringing several periods of snow showers to the region. During the event...snowfall amounts will range from 2 to 4 inches over that period of time...with a few locally higher amounts possible along the high terrain.
* timing...continuing today and tonight...then tapering off wednesday.
* impacts...the snow could cause hazardous driving conditions...
Especially on secondary roads.
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