With the threat of heavy snows reaching further into Virginia, the National Weather Service has increased the number of counties under a Winter Storm Warning. The warnings cover nearly the entire southern portion of the state with the exception of the Wakefield, Franklin, and Norfolk/Virginia Beach Regions.
Snow totals in the warned areas could be as high as 18 inches along the Virginia Border. Estimates of up to 12 inches for Roanoke, Lynchburg and Farmville. Estimated for Richmond are currently 3-6 inches.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Blacksburg VA 259 PM EST Sat Dec 8 2018
...WINTER STORM WILL BRING SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY...
.Low pressure tracks from the Gulf Coast this evening to off the Georgia coast Sunday morning, then lifts northeast off the North Carolina coast by Sunday evening. Cold high pressure builds across the Ohio Valley into the Mid-Atlantic during this time. Moisture will surge northward into the Carolinas and Virginias tonight into Sunday, exiting by Monday. Accumulating snows are expected area wide, with the heaviest across southern Virginia into northwest North Carolina.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. 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 snowfall amounts or damage to the National Weather Service via email at firstname.lastname@example.org...through Facebook or Twitter...or by calling 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4. Pictures are greatly appreciated.
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