HIDE Winter Storm Watch issued February 18 at 3:28AM EST until February 20 at 6:00PM EST by NWS Blacksburg
...Winter weather expected from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday
.A strong area of high pressure will shifts east into the
Northeast United States, this will result in cold air wedging
down the Appalachians. As a winter storm lifts northeast across
our region, precipitation will spread north over this shallow dome
of cold air, producing a wintery mixture of snow, sleet and
freezing rain across our region. The storm is still evolving and
the amounts and precipitation types will likely change over time.
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow
accumulations will vary from light amounts in the piedmont to
heavy snows in Southeast West Virginia and Alleghany highlands
of Virginia. The highest amounts of snow will occur in western
Greenbrier where 4 to 8 inches are possible. Ice accumulations
will range from a light glaze to around one quarter of an inch.
* WHERE...Portions of southwest Virginia, northwest North
Carolina and southeast West Virginia.
* WHEN...From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Power outages and tree damage are likely
due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes.