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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 6:43 PM EST on March 05, 2015

Expires 10:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 PM EST this
evening...

* locations... Amherst and Buckingham counties.

* Hazard types... snow.

* Accumulations... total snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 5
inches.

* Timing... snow... ending this evening.

* Impacts... snow will create slick roads and hazardous travel
conditions.

* Winds... northeast 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

* Temperatures... around 30.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and sleet means severe
winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant
amounts of snow and sleet 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.

The public is encouraged to report snow... sleet or ice amounts to
the National Weather Service via email at rnk.Skywarn@noaa.Gov or
at phone number 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4.For additional
weather information... visit US on the web at
http://www.Erh.NOAA.Gov or at http://weather.Gov.

Reports are also welcome on our facebook Page or twitter feed
@nwsblacksburg.





Special Statement

Statement as of 5:24 PM EST on March 05, 2015

Expires 7:30 PM EST on March 05, 2015



... Bands of snow and sleet lingering east of the Blue Ridge...

Bands of snow and sleet... will continue to persist especially
along and east of Highway 29 into early this evening. Quick bursts
of heavier snow within the bands will result in another one half
to one inch through 730 PM before the precipitation finally
starts to weaken.

Because of the periods of snow and sleet... hazardous travel could
develop especially on untreated and secondary roads. Motorists
should use caution if planning travel this evening.




Local Storm Report



03/05/2015 0600 PM

Sardis, Amherst County.

Snow e5.5 inch, reported by public.






03/05/2015 0600 PM

Sardis, Amherst County.

Snow e5.5 inch, reported by public.






03/05/2015 0430 PM

Monroe, Amherst County.

Snow m5.3 inch, reported by trained spotter.






03/05/2015 0430 PM

Monroe, Amherst County.

Snow m5.3 inch, reported by trained spotter.






03/05/2015 0430 PM

Monroe, Amherst County.

Snow m5.3 inch, reported by trained spotter.






03/05/2015 0148 PM

5 miles N of Amherst, Amherst County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by public.





03/05/2015 0148 PM

5 miles N of Amherst, Amherst County.

Snow m1.0 inch, reported by public.





03/05/2015 0305 PM

4 miles ENE of Forks of buf, Amherst County.

Snow m3.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Mixed with sleet





03/05/2015 0305 PM

4 miles ENE of Forks of buf, Amherst County.

Snow m3.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Mixed with sleet





03/05/2015 0217 PM

Monroe, Amherst County.

Snow m4.3 inch, reported by public.


            Snow fell in 2 hours





03/05/2015 0217 PM

Monroe, Amherst County.

Snow m4.3 inch, reported by public.


            Snow fell in 2 hours



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:52 PM EST on March 05, 2015


The following are unofficial observations taken during the past 5
hours for the storm that has been affecting our region. Appreciation
is extended to those who provided reports. This summary is also
available on our home Page at weather.Gov/Blacksburg

********************storm total snowfall********************

Location storm total time/date comments
                     snowfall of
                     /inches/ measurement

North Carolina

... Ashe County...
   Laurel spgs T 1137 am 3/05 co-op observer

Virginia

... Alleghany County...
   1 SSE Jordan Mines 3.0 100 PM 3/05 public
   4 E Covington City 3.0 103 PM 3/05 2 inches past hour

... Amherst County...
   Monroe 4.3 217 PM 3/05 snow fell in 2 hours
   4 ENE Forks of buffa 3.5 305 PM 3/05 mixed with sleet
   5 N Amherst 1.0 148 PM 3/05 public

... Bath County...
   Millboro 3.0 1234 PM 3/05 trained spotter

... Bedford County...
   Big Island 3.0 214 PM 3/05 co-op observer
   Bedford 2.5 300 PM 3/05 trained spotter
   5 NW Lynchburg airpo 1.0 115 PM 3/05 broadcast media
   8 N Bedford 0.8 1245 PM 3/05 half inch per hour
   Forest 0.5 103 PM 3/05 trained spotter

... Bland County...
   Rocky Gap 1.5 1225 PM 3/05 mix to snow

... Botetourt County...
   Fincastle 3.0 253 PM 3/05 snow ended
   Eagle Rock 2.0 135 PM 3/05 public
   Buchanan 1.0 1230 PM 3/05 mix changed to snow

... Buckingham County...
   7 N Dillwyn 2.0 248 PM 3/05 snow fell in 90 minutes
   3 NE Wingina 1.8 210 PM 3/05 public
   4 ENE Bent Creek 1.8 247 PM 3/05 snow changed to sleet
   Buckingham 0.1 1245 PM 3/05 heavy sleet

... City of Buena Vista...
   Buena Vista City 6.0 300 PM 3/05 snow fell in 4 hours

... City of Lexington...
   Lexington City 6.0 217 PM 3/05 public

... City of Lynchburg...
   NW Lynchburg City 0.5 211 PM 3/05 sleet/snow mix
   4 NNW Lynchburg airp 0.1 1245 PM 3/05 public

... City of Radford...
   Radford T 1141 am 3/05 trained spotter

... City of Roanoke...
   Roanoke 1.8 205 PM 3/05 broadcast media

... Craig County...
   Simmonsville 5.0 200 PM 3/05 public

... Floyd County...
   4 ENE Alum Ridge 0.1 157 PM 3/05 sleet/freezing rain mix

... Franklin County...
   Boones Mill 1.0 341 PM 3/05 snow fell in 3 hours

... Giles County...
   Newport 4.3 209 PM 3/05 2.3 since 1230pm
   1 ENE Pearisburg 2.0 252 PM 3/05 includes 0.6 sleet
   Narrows 1.0 1210 PM 3/05 public

... Montgomery County...
   Christiansburg 3.0 255 PM 3/05 snow has ended
   2 NE Blacksburg 3.0 206 PM 3/05 NWS employee
   1 WNW Blacksburg 3.0 310 PM 3/05 mix of snow and sleet
   Clover Valley 3.0 210 PM 3/05 still snowing
   1 NNE Merrimac 1.6 1258 PM 3/05 NWS office
   Shawsville 1.0 124 PM 3/05 trained spotter
   4 NNE Blacksburg 1.0 126 PM 3/05 public

... Pulaski County...
   Pulaski 0.3 111 PM 3/05 in 30 minutes

... Roanoke County...
   1 W Kings Forest 1.9 228 PM 3/05 changed back to sleet
   1 E Vinton 1.5 238 PM 3/05 public
   3 ESE Cave Spring 1.5 302 PM 3/05 newspaper
   Bonsack 1.0 204 PM 3/05 broadcast media
   3 W Poages Mill 0.4 113 PM 3/05 mix changed to snow

... Rockbridge County...
   Rockbridge Baths 5.0 145 PM 3/05 trained spotter
   Raphine 4.0 125 PM 3/05 public
   2 N Buena Vista City 2.5 240 PM 3/05 trained spotter

... Tazewell County...
   Tazewell 1.0 1245 PM 3/05 mix of snow and sleet

West Virginia

... Greenbrier County...
   2 E Trout 4.5 310 PM 3/05 public
   Rupert 3.0 1132 am 3/05 public
   1 se Alderson 3.0 131 PM 3/05 public
   6 WNW Falling Spring 2.5 1210 PM 3/05 trained spotter

... Mercer County...
   Bluefield 3.5 1233 PM 3/05 public
   Athens 3.0 224 PM 3/05 public

... Monroe County...
   Pickaway 3.0 1249 PM 3/05 public

... Summers County...
   Hinton 4.0 205 PM 3/05 snow has ended


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Alaska - Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - Wind Advisory , Frost Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Record Report
Connecticut - Winter Weather Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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