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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
446 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...FIRST SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY...

VAZ003-004-WVZ033-034-311700-
/O.CON.KRLX.WW.Y.0019.141101T0000Z-141101T1800Z/
DICKENSON-BUCHANAN-MCDOWELL-WYOMING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLINTWOOD...GRUNDY...VANSANT...WELCH...
GARY...WAR...MULLENS...OCEANA...PINEVILLE
446 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS
EVENING TO 2 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...DICKENSON AND BUCHANAN COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST
  VIRGINIA...PLUS MCDOWELL AND WYOMING COUNTIES IN WEST VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES ALONG RIVER VALLEYS. AROUND 5
  INCHES ACROSS SOME MOUNTAIN RIDGES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND
  CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING. THE SNOW SHOULD DIMINISH AND
  EVEN MIX BACK WITH LIGHT RAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...UNTREATED ROADWAYS MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED...
  RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL...PARTICULARLY OVER THE HIGH
  ELEVATIONS. WIND GUSTS MAY CAUSE LOWER VISIBILITIES AT TIMES
  ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE HIGH TERRAIN.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS 20 TO 30 MPH.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BY CALLING TOLL FREE...800-401-9535...WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY.
THIS PHONE NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY.

YOU CAN ALSO REPORT WINTER WEATHER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE...
OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG...NWSRLX.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF
WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RLX.

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