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weather conditions at 7 pm est on 6 jan 96 for roanoke, va.
temp(f) humidity(%) wind(mph) pressure(in) weather
20 91% east at 10 30.27 light snow
albemarle including the city of charlottesville-
amherst-appomattox-bedford including the city of bedford-
botetourt-buckingham-campbell including lynchburg-
halifax including south boston-henry including martinsville-
louisa-madison-nelson-orange-patrick-pittsylvania including danville-
prince edward-roanoke including salem and the city of roanoke-
345 pm est sat jan 06 1996
..winter storm warning tonight through sunday night...
..total snow accumulations through sunday night 18 to 24 inches...
tonight...snow becoming heavy after midnight. accumulations
by morning of around 10 inches. lows around 20. winds northeast 10
sunday...snow heavy at times. blowing and drifting snow developing by
afternoon with near blizzard conditions. highs in the low to mid 20s.
winds northeast increasing to 20 to 25 mph.
sunday night...snow heavy at times with considerable blowing and
drifting snow. near blizzard conditions. temperatures remaining in the
low 20s. winds northeast 20 to 30 mph.
monday...snow showers ending during the morning becoming partly sunny
by afternoon. continued windy and cold with highs in the mid to upper
20s. chance of snow 30 percent.
special weather statement
special weather statement
national weather service blacksburg va
600 pm est sat jan 6 1996
...a winter storm warnings continue in effect for much of
southwest and south central virginia and northwest north carolina...
...a heavy snow warning is in effect for far southwest virginia
and southeast west virginia...
a major snowstorm is well underway as snow continues to fall over
the entire area. snowfall coverage and intensity increased during
the late afternoon. moderate to occasionally heavy snow will
continue to fall over southeast west virginia...all of southwest and
south central virginia and northwest north carolina for the rest of
the evening and overnight.
the cause of this snow is a developing low pressure center located
off the coast of alabama last this afternoon. the low is forecast
to intensify tonight as it slowly moves across the florida
panhandle. by sunday afternoon...the storm will be moving along the
spotter reports indicate that the most snow has fallen in the new
river valley and the mountains of northwest north carolina. snow
amounts in these areas range from 4 to 8 inches. elsewhere...snow
amounts of 3 to 5 inches were common.
snow fall rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour could occur over the area
tonight. by morning...total snow amounts will range from 8 to 16
inches. blowing and drifting of the snow will be a growing
problem...especially late tonight and tomorrow as the low continues
by the time the storm winds down late sunday or sunday night many
locations will have received a general 1 to 2 feet of new snow...
with isolated higher amounts especially west of the blue ridge.
this is an extremely dangerous winter storm. travel will be
extremely hazardous late this afternoon through sunday and roads
may even become impassable later tonight. people in the warned
area should be nearing completion of any precautions be taken for
winter weather statement
bulletin - immediate broadcast requested
winter storm warning
national weather service washington dc/sterling va
400 pm est sat jan 06 1996
the national weather service has issued a winter storm warning
effective tonight through monday morning for the following locations:
...frederick including the city of winchester...norfolk/hampton/portsmouth
allegany...anne arundel...northern baltimore county
...southern baltimore county including baltimore city...carroll
in eastern west virginia panhandle
this warning encompasses the northern tier of maryland including metro
baltimore...the eastern west virginia panhandle...the virginia capes
and the lower virginia tidewater including metro norfolk.
the national weather service has extended a winter storm warning
for much of the mid atlantic region. the warning for the following
locations will extend from tonight into monday morning. these
albemarle including the city of charlottesville
...alleghany including clifton forge and covington...amelia...amherst
...augusta including staunton and waynesboro...bath
...bedford including the city of bedford...botetourt...brunswick
...buckingham...campbell including lynchburg...caroline...charles city
...charlotte...chesterfield including colonial heights...craig...culpeper
...cumberland...dinwiddie including petersburg...essex
...fairfax including the city of fairfax...fauquier...fluvanna...franklin
...gloucester...goochland...greene...greensville including emporia
...halifax including south boston...hanover
...henrico including the city of richmond...henry including martinsville
...highland...isle of wight...james city county including williamburg
...king and queen...king george...king william...lancaster...loudoun
...nelson...new kent...newport news...northumberland...nottoway...orange
...page...patrick...pittsylvania including danville...powhatan
...prince edward...prince george including hopewell
...prince william including manassas & manassas park...rappahannock
...richmond county...roanoke including salem and the city of roanoke
...rockbridge including buena vista and lexington
...rockingham including harrisonburg...shenandoah...southampton
...spotsylvania including fredericksburg...stafford...suffolk...surry
...sussex...warren...westmoreland...york including poquoson city
calvert...charles...dorchester...montgomery...prince georges...st. marys
...maryland beaches including ocean city
in eastern west virginia panhandle
including the district of columbia
a major winter storm will produce widespread heavy snow across
the region beginning tonight...and not abating until late sunday night
or monday morning. blizzard conditions are possible across the region
late sunday into early monday. this is a dangerous and potentially
low pressure along the alabama/tennessee border this afternoon will
intensify while moving northeast toward the extreme northeastern north
carolina coast by sunday evening. a broad band of snow will precede the
low...with the snowfall intensity increasing late tonight with
periods of heavy snow and near zero visibilities possible through
sunday night. as the storm moves over the atlantic late sunday...winds
will increase to 20 to 30 mph producing blizzard conditions across much
of the area with blowing and drifting snow and dangerous wind chills
near 20 below.
snow accumulation forecast:
tonight: light snow is expected across the northern tier of the region
tonight with 1 to 3 inches possible by morning. across the north
central portion from the lower eastern shore to the central shenandoah
valley...including metro washington and baltimore...3 to 5 inches of
snow are possible by morning. over south central and southeast virginia
..4 to 8 inches are possible overnight...with slightly lower amounts
..around 3 to 5 inches for the tidewater and capes. southwest virginia
is likely to receive about 10 inches of snow by sunrise.
sunday into early monday: moderate to heavy snow will be widespread
across interior virginia and portions of the eastern shore. some
thundersnow is possible which could produce white-out conditions. for
periods during the day on sunday...the snow will mix with sleet and
rain from the salisbury area to the lower tidewater. a change-over to
all rain is possible for the capes and lower tidewater on sunday.
northeast winds will increase by late sunday and continue through
sunday night...producing blowing and drifting snow across the region.
dangerous wind chills will also develop. over southeast sections...
precipitation will change back to all snow by late sunday.
precipitation is expected to taper off from southwest to northeast
monday morning. however...gusty winds and cold temperatures will
storm total accumulations of 1 foot of snow is possible from the lower
eastern shore into metro norfolk. 1 to 2 feet of snow is expected
across the remainder of the area. across metro areas such as richmond
..washington...baltimore and roanoke...18 to 24 inches are projected.
a major winter storm will affect the entire mid atlantic region from
tonight into early monday. significant snowfall accumulations are
expected which will make travel hazardous...if not impossible during
periods of sunday into monday. all persons should prepare by this
evening for the onset of these conditions.
stay tuned to noaa weather radio/the national weather service and the
local media for updates on the winter storm.
state extended forecast
tuesday...partly cloudy. lows near 20 west to mid 20s east. highs from
mid 30s north to near 40 south.
wednesday...partly cloudy. lows in the 20s. highs near 40 north to mid
thursday...mostly cloudy with a chance of afternoon rain. lows near
30. highs in the 40s.
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weather underground project, national science foundation-funded unidata project,
and alden electronics, inc., and is for non-commercial use only.