Statement as of 7:19 AM EST on January 17, 2018
Expires 10:00 AM EST on January 18, 2018
... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM this evening
to 10 am EST Thursday...
* what... very cold wind chills expected. Expect wind chills to
range from 5 above zero to 10 below zero.
* Where... portions of southwest and west central Virginia and
northwest North Carolina.
* When... from 6 PM this evening to 10 am EST Thursday.
* Additional details... the cold wind chills will cause frostbite
in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
Statement as of 6:06 AM EST on January 17, 2018
Expires 10:00 AM EST on January 17, 2018
606 am EST Wed Jan 17 2018
... Light snow expected this morning...
An upper-level disturbance and associated Arctic cold front were
moving through the region this morning. In addition, low pressure
across the southeast U.S. Will move northeast along the front
toward the mid-Atlantic coast by Thursday morning. The combination
of these weather systems will bring light snow to much of this
area through the morning, with the snow ending by midday or early
afternoon. Snowfall amounts are expected to be around an inch or
less across these counties, with isolated two inch amounts.
Further east, mainly east of the Blue Ridge, snow is expected to
be heavier and last longer as the aforementioned low pressure
system moves across North Carolina later today and toward the
mid-Atlantic coast by tomorrow morning. In those areas, winter
weather advisories and winter storm warnings are in effect today
where snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches are possible. Heavier
snow amounts will also be possible along the typical west facing
slopes of the alleghanys and into far southwest Virginia. There,
the snowfall is primarily expected this morning.
In addition to the snow, temperatures will be bitterly cold today
and Thursday with near steady or falling temperatures through the
teens west and 20s east today. By Thursday morning low
temperatures will range from the single digits west to 10 to 15
east of the Blue Ridge. Wind chill readings Thursday morning will
range from -15 degrees in western Greenbrier to the 0 to +5 degree
range across the Piedmont.
If you are planning to travel anywhere within the forecast area
today, plan on snow covered roads and bitterly cold temperatures.
Plan accordingly by including extra layers of clothing and extra
blankets. Make sure your gasoline tank is full before you leave
your destination. Reduce speed, leave extra distance between
vehicles, and be especially careful braking.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial radio and
television for the latest weather information.