Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and sleet after midnight. Little or no snow and sleet accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast winds around 10 mph in the evening... becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Sleet with snow likely with freezing rain in the morning...then freezing rain in the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation around an inch. Ice accumulation of up to one quarter of an inch. Near steady temperature around 30. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Freezing rain in the evening...then rain and freezing rain after midnight. Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Rain and freezing rain in the morning...then rain likely in the afternoon. Not as cool with highs in the lower 40s. Light and variable winds...becoming west around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 4 am Sunday to 9 am EST Monday...
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Winter Storm Warning for freezing rain and sleet... which is in effect from 4 am Sunday to 9 am EST Monday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
* Locations... much of central Virginia and southeast West Virginia north of Highway 460... including the Greenbrier and New River valleys... the Alleghany Highlands... Shenandoah Valley and the Virginia Piedmont.
* Hazard types... freezing rain and sleet. Some snow is likely at the onset.
* Accumulations... snow and sleet accumulation of up to 1 inch through Sunday afternoon... followed by one quarter inch to one half inch of ice through Monday morning.
* Timing... 4 am Sunday to 9 am EST Monday
* impacts... ice will accumulate on trees and powerlines causing power outages. Roads will also become slick and hazardous... especially bridges and overpasses.
* Winds... east 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
* Temperatures... in the upper 20s to the lower 30s.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel... keep an extra flashlight... food... and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Statement as of 5:28 PM EST on December 6, 2013
... Record high temperature set at Danville VA...
A record high temperature of 78 degrees was set at Danville VA today. This ties the old record of 78 set in 1998. Official records at Danville VA date back to 1948.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:07 am EST on December 7, 2013
... Precipitation totals...
The following is a list of unofficial precipitation totals for a 24 hour period ending at 7 am Saturday. These reports are from a combination of sources including coop observers... IFLOWS gages... and ASOS and have not been quality controlled.
... Ashe County...
0.85 nf new/Ashland IFLOWS 0.63 nf new r. / Clifton IFLOWS 0.60 Jefferson 2 E coop
2.69 Cassidy bridge IFLOWS 1.63 Back Creek at sunrise (blw pss) 1.60 Hot Springs coop 1.51 Jordon top IFLOWS 1.46 gathright dam dcp 1.37 Lime Kiln RAWS 1.35 trappers Lodge IFLOWS 1.27 Ingalls Field IFLOWS 0.92 Jackson river nr Bacova 0.91 mill crk/co line IFLOWS 0.88 Douthat St pk IFLOWS 0.79 Ingalls Field Airport
... Bedford County...
1.14 Holcomb rock coop 1.14 3 WNW Big Island ccr 0.87 5 SSW Moneta
... Bland County...
0.83 Bastian/Clear Fork dcp 0.68 Bland dcp
... Botetourt County...
1.36 North Fork IFLOWS 1.28 Lithia IFLOWS 1.11 Buchanan 1.04 Troutville IFLOWS 1.00 apple Orchard IFLOWS 0.96 Daleville IFLOWS/USGS 0.88 Sloan branch IFLOWS 0.68 carvin creek IFLOWS 0.60 Glade Creek IFLOWS
... Buckingham County...
0.58 Buckingham coop
... City of Roanoke...
0.92 Roanoke 0.92 Roanoke r at stp IFLOWS 0.80 lower N. Lakes IFLOWS 0.80 Montclair IFLOWS
1.03 Raven Rock church IFLOWS 0.87 busted rock #2 IFLOWS 0.79 busted rock #1 IFLOWS 0.76 Circle M IFLOWS 0.73 Meadows of Dan coop 0.71 slate mtn. IFLOWS 0.68 Central Academy IFLOWS 0.68 trot valley IFLOWS
... Pulaski County...
0.93 Radford 0.88 nrv ap IFLOWS 0.84 Peak Creek IFLOWS 0.64 caseknife stn IFLOWS
... Roanoke County...
1.56 tinker creek S. IFLOWS sg/rg 0.88 Sugarloaf mtn IFLOWS 0.86 Roanoke ap (asos) 0.76 crawfords ridge IFLOWS 0.76 Mason creek IFLOWS 0.72 Fort Lewis mtn IFLOWS 0.72 witt's Orchard IFLOWS 0.72 Mill Mountain IFLOWS 0.60 Peters Creek IFLOWS
... Rockbridge County...
1.54 calfpasture r. Abv mill ck at Goshen 1.34 Buena Vista coop 1.22 Lexington IFLOWS/coop 1.21 glenped RAWS 1.19 Buffalo ck at Murat IFLOWS sg/rg 1.18 N. Buffalo crk IFLOWS 1.11 Glasgow 1 se coop 1.08 Glasgow IFLOWS sg/rg 1.04 Vesuvius IFLOWS 0.99 Cornwall IFLOWS 0.96 Rockbridge Baths 0.92 north mtn IFLOWS
... Smyth County...
0.91 Camp IFLOWS 0.87 Mt. Rogers IFLOWS 0.76 Marion TVA rg 0.76 Walker house IFLOWS 0.72 mf Holston r. At Seven Mile Ford iflw/USGS 0.71 Empire ap IFLOWS 0.69 Saltville precip (tva) 0.64 Nebo IFLOWS