Accumulating Snow Coming for North Carolina/Virginia

The higher elevations of North Carolina and Virginia are looking at their first round of winter precip in a long while. Winter Storm Warnings have been posted for the areas in pink with Winter Weather Advisories in the areas outlined in purple. Snowfall will be highly dependent on the elevation, since lower elevations still have warm ground temperatures. All forecast model images are from HazWx Interactive Weather Mapping Site

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO 8 PM SATURDAY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY
TO 8 PM SATURDAY.
* EVENT...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED FOR MOST LOCATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS UP TO A FOOT OR MORE WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHEST
  PEAKS ABOVE 5000 FEET. ELEVATIONS BELOW 2500 FEET SHOULD RECEIVE
  BETWEEN 1 AND 4 INCHES.
* TIMING...RAIN WILL INITIALLY CHANGE TO SNOW FRIDAY EVENING OVER
  THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WITH THE SNOW LEVEL LOWERING DOWN INTO
  VALLEY LOCATIONS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY
  CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS...BEFORE
  DIMINISHING SATURDAY EVENING.
* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME HAZARDOUS ON ROADS ACROSS
  THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND EAST TENNESSEE.
  DOWNED TREES WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE SNOW ACCUMULATING ON
  FOLIAGE STILL LEFT ON MANY TREES. TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED.
Watch/Warning Summary as of 330PM 10/30/14

Watch/Warning Summary as of 330PM 10/30/14

NWS Snowfall Forecast

NWS Snowfall Forecast

3 Hour Precip Fri Eve

3 Hour Precip Fri Eve

Expected Snow Accumulation

Expected Snow Accumulation

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