Alleghany Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Chill Advisory
Statement as of 3:54 AM EST on March 06, 2015

...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST this morning...

* locations...Greenbrier valley...Virginia Highlands and part of the southern Shenandoah Valley.

* Hazard types...very cold wind chills.

* Wind chill...5 to 10 below zero.

* Timing...this morning.

* Impacts...low wind chills may lead to frostbite and hypothermia.

* Winds...northwest 10 to 15 mph.

* Temperatures...lows this morning from 2 below to 13 above zero.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken. If you must venture outdoors...make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

Special Statement
Statement as of 3:48 AM EST on March 06, 2015

...Slick roads due to ice early this morning...

Temperatures were in the single digits to mid 20s early this morning. As a result...areas of residual slush and water from the rain...sleet and snow on Thursday have frozen into ice. This will mean slippery conditions on roads and sidewalks. Anyone going out should be alert for areas of ice...especially near bridges and overpasses...as well as along secondary roads.

Record Report
Statement as of 5:01 am EST on March 6, 2015

...Record daily maximum rainfall set at Roanoke VA...Blacksburg VA and Bluefield WV...

A record rainfall of 1.26 inches was set at Roanoke VA yesterday. This break the old record for March 05 of 1.20 inches set in 1929. Official records at Roanoke VA date back to 1912.

A record rainfall of 1.36 inches was set at Blacksburg VA yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.87 set in 1955. ... official records at Blacksburg VA date back to 1952.

A record rainfall of 0.83 inches was set at Bluefield WV yesterday. This break the old record for March 05 of 0.72 inches set in 1963. Official records at Bluefield WV date back to 1959.

Local Storm Report

03/05/2015 0700 am

4 miles E of Covington, Alleghany County.

Snow m1.5 inch, reported by cocorahs.

Snow depth.

03/05/2015 0433 PM

4 miles E of Covington City, Alleghany County.

Snow m6.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

03/05/2015 0100 PM

1 miles SSE of Jordan Mines, Alleghany County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by public.

03/05/2015 0103 PM

4 miles E of Covington City, Alleghany County.

Snow m3.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

2 inches past hour

03/05/2015 1200 PM

4 miles E of Covington City, Alleghany County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.

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