Mercer Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 08:27 AM EST on ianuarie 30, 2015

...Accumulating snow showers coupled with falling temperatures and windy conditions this morning...

Light snow and flurries will increase in coverage this morning as an area of heavier snow showers makes it way over the West Virginia mountains. Between now and 1030 am...expected periods of light snow with heavier snow showers. Accumulations will generally be less than an inch across the New River and Greenbrier valleys...with between 1 and 2 inches possible in the higher elevations near the West Virginia and Virginia border...including Bluefield. Upwards of 4 inches of snow is likely in the West Virginia Highlands northwest of Lewisburg. These snow showers will end...or taper back to just flurries for the afternoon.

In addition to the light accumulation of snow...it will be windy with temperatures falling into the 20s. This will result in the likelihood of the snow sticking to untreated surfaces...with roads becoming slick and hazardous...and especially for those counties near the Virginia...West Virginia border...and into The Highlands of West Virginia. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the West Virginia Highlands through mid-day.

712 am EST Fri Jan 30 2015

...Accumulating snow showers coupled with falling temperatures and windy conditions this morning...

Light snow and flurries will increase in coverage this morning as an area of heavier snow showers makes it way over the West Virginia mountains. Between now and 10 am...expected periods of light snow with heavier snow showers. Accumulations will generally be less than an inch across the New River and Greenbrier valleys...with between 1 and 2 inches possible in the higher elevations near the West Virginia and Virginia border...including Bluefield. Upwards of 4 inches of snow is likely in the West Virginia Highlands northwest of Lewisburg. These snow showers will end...or taper back to just flurries for the afternoon.

In addition to the light accumulation of snow...it will be windy with temperatures falling into the 20s. This will result in the likelihood of the snow sticking to untreated surfaces...with roads becoming slick and hazardous...and especially for those counties near the Virginia...West Virginia border...and into The Highlands of West Virginia. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the West Virginia Highlands through mid-day.

Local Storm Report

01/30/2015 0658 am

Bluefield, Mercer County.

Snow m0.4 inch, reported by co-op observer.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 8:25 am EST on January 30, 2015

The following are unofficial snowfall observations taken this morning across 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

...Watauga County... 1 se Beech Mountain 0.8 708 am 1/30 cocorahs

Virginia

...Bath County... Hot Springs 0.4 700 am 1/30 co-op observer

...Tazewell County... Burkes Garden 0.2 659 am 1/30 co-op observer

West Virginia

...Greenbrier County... White Sulphur Spring 0.5 720 am 1/30 co-op observer 3 E McRoss 0.1 816 am 1/30 co-op observer

...Mercer County... Bluefield 0.4 658 am 1/30 co-op observer