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The Town of Marion, Virginia
Wednesday November 14th, 2018 :: 05:19 a.m. EST

Alert

Winter Storm Warning until 01:00PM Thursday

Low pressure over the Gulf Coast will track across the Tennessee Valley and Carolinas today and tonight before merging into a deeper system off the Mid Atlantic coast Friday. At the same time, cold high pressure will wedge south into our area keeping surface temperatures at or below freezing. This will result in a threat of freezing rain, sleet and snow tonight into Thursday.

* WHAT...Freezing rain and sleet. Total sleet accumulations of up to two inches. Ice accumulations up to one half of an inch.

* WHERE...Roanoke and New River Valleys west to the Mountain empire area and south into the mountains of northwestern North Carolina.

* WHEN...This evening through Thursday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Wind gusts of 20 to 35 mph at higher elevations will bring down trees limbs and power lines already weighed down with ice. The hazardous conditions could impact travel for the evening commute today and the morning commute Thursday.

* AFFECTED AREAS: GRAYSON ... PATRICK ... ROANOKE ... BLAND ... WATAUGA ... GILES ... TAZEWELL ... FRANKLIN ... WILKES ... ASHE ... FLOYD ... SURRY ... WYTHE ... SMYTH ... MONTGOMERY ... CARROLL ... ALLEGHANY ... PULASKI

Instructions:

A Winter Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of ice and sleet are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Strong winds are also possible. If you must travel...have a winter survival kit with you.

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Address/Location
The Town of Marion, Virginia
138 West Main Street
Marion, VA 24354

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 276-783-4190

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Winter Storm Warning

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