Wind Chill Advisory

Last Updated: 15:29 PM. Wednesday, Jan 03, 2018 EST

Until 06:00 AM. Thursday, Jan 04, 2018

NCZ001-002-018-VAZ007-009>020-022>024-WVZ042>044-507-040430- /O.CON.KRNK.WC.Y.0002.180104T0200Z-180104T2300Z/ /O.CON.KRNK.WC.A.0001.180104T2300Z-180105T1700Z/ Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe- Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath- Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Mercer-Summers-Monroe- Eastern Greenbrier- Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell, Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs, Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Bluefield, Hinton, Hix, Union, Lewisburg, and White Sulphur Springs 327 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018 ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY... ...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 5 to 15 below zero at times tonight into Thursday. Wind chills of 20 to 25 below zero may occur Thursday night into Friday morning. Northwest winds could also gust as high as 35 to 50 mph late tonight through Friday night, especially across the higher ridges. * WHERE...Portions of southwest and west central Virginia, northwest North Carolina and southeast West Virginia. * WHEN...For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 9 PM this evening through Thursday. For the Wind Chill Watch, from Thursday evening through Friday morning. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves. A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combination of very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low wind chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. $$

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Forecast by

Meteorologist John Ahrens