Watauga Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 6:08 AM EST on January 30, 2015

...Wind Advisory remains in effect until midnight EST tonight...

* locations...northern mountains of North Carolina...Grayson County Virginia.

* Hazards...very gusty winds.

* Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts approaching 55 mph.

* Timing...through midnight tonight.

* Impacts...trees...branches or power lines may be blown down. Winds will make driving challenging...especially for high profile vehicles.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph...or wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph...are expected. Winds this strong will likely cause sporadic power outages and can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Unfastened items such as garbage cans and lawn furniture should be moved indoors.

Special Statement
Statement as of 8:27 AM EST on January 30, 2015

...Wintry mix of snow and freezing rain this morning...

Light snow and flurries along with patchy freezing rain will occur across the region this morning. Although snowfall should remain light through 1030 am...light icing may make for slippery roads especially along the Blue Ridge.

In addition to the light accumulation of snow and some light icing...it will be windy with temperatures falling into the 20s.

Motorists should be alert for slick Road conditions along with strong northwest winds this morning.

Local Storm Report

01/30/2015 0708 am

1 miles se of beech mountai, Watauga County.

Snow m0.8 inch, reported by cocorahs.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:25 am EST on January 30, 2015

The following are unofficial snowfall observations taken this morning across our region. Appreciation is extended to those who provided reports. This summary is also available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Blacksburg

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments snowfall of /inches/ measurement

North Carolina

...Watauga County... 1 se Beech Mountain 0.8 708 am 1/30 cocorahs


...Bath County... Hot Springs 0.4 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

...Tazewell County... Burkes Garden 0.2 659 am 1/30 co-op observer

West Virginia

...Greenbrier County... White Sulphur Spring 0.5 720 am 1/30 co-op observer 3 E McRoss 0.1 816 am 1/30 co-op observer

...Mercer County... Bluefield 0.4 658 am 1/30 co-op observer