Weather Alert
Salem, VA
Status: Alert Ended
Start: 2/16/19 9:45 AM
End: 2/16/19 11:02 AM
Dur: 01:17
Canceled 2/16/19 11:02 AM

Special Weather Statement issued February 16 at 9:45AM EST by NWS
...Area of Snow Moving Through the Region This Morning...
An area of low pressure aloft moving across the area combined with a weak surface low across the southeast states were bringing rain and snow to the region this morning. Generally rain was being observed east of a Lexington, to Roanoke, to Hillsville line with mostly snow to the west of this line. As the rain changes to snow, there will be a brief period of heavy snow lasting 10 to 15 minutes before the precipitation tapers off to just light snow or light rain and snow.
Temperatures west of a line from Hot Springs to Blacksburg to Tazewell are mostly at or just below freezing, while temperatures east of this line are above freezing. All areas are expected to rise above freezing this afternoon.
Snow accumulations this morning have ranged from 2 to 3 inches in southeast West Virginia to just trace amounts in areas such as Hot Springs, Covington, Blacksburg, and Bland. Additional snow accumulations are expected to only range from a trace to less than one inch as the weather system responsible for the rain and snow moves east of the area this morning. All of the precipitation is expected to come to an end later this morning.
A few slick roads have been reported across southeast West Virginia and in west central Virginia, but for the most part roads are just wet. However, caution should be exercised this morning in any areas where snow and slush are encountered on roadways.
Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or commercial radio and television for the latest weather information.
Updated: Sat 2/16/19 10:43 AM EST

Updated: Sat 2/16/19 10:43 AM EST

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