- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA

1042 PM EST THU JAN 23 2014

…VERY COLD TEMPERATURES AND DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS

EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING…

.GUSTY WINDS AND FALLING TEMPERATURES ON THE BACKSIDE OF A DEPARTING

CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE THE TREND OF ANOTHER NIGHT AND MORNING

OF VERY LOW WIND CHILLS. READINGS TONIGHT INTO TOMORROW WILL BE COLDER

THAN THOSE OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT…AND INCLUDE NOT ONLY THE MOUNTAIN

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ007-009>012-015-018>020-WVZ044-045-241200-

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ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-

GRAYSON-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-MONROE-GREENBRIER-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WEST JEFFERSON…SPARTA…BOONE…

TAZEWELL…MARION…BLAND…PEARISBURG…WYTHEVILLE…

INDEPENDENCE…WHITETOP…TROUTDALE…VOLNEY…NEW CASTLE…

CLIFTON FORGE…COVINGTON…HOT SPRINGS…UNION…LEWISBURG…

QUINWOOD…DUO…RAINELLE

1042 PM EST THU JAN 23 2014

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST

TONIGHT…

…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST FRIDAY…

* LOCATIONS…PARTS OF SOUTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA…THE HIGHER

PARTS OF THE NEW RIVER AND MOUNTAIN EMPIRE REGIONS OF

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA…AND THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH

CAROLINA.

* HAZARD TYPES…DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS.

* WIND CHILL READINGS…15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO…LOWEST VALUES

ALONG THE RIDGE TOPS.

* TIMING…COLDEST READINGS BETWEEN 400 AM AND 900 AM FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…FROSTBITE. EXPOSED SKIN CAN BE SUBJECT TO FROSTBITE

IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…12 BELOW TO 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.

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND

STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS

WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS

ARE NOT TAKEN.

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Delivered by Weather Underground Inc. Thu Jan 23 2014 10:42PM EST

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