HIDE Winter Storm Warning issued March 20 at 4:23PM EDT until March 22 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS Blacksburg
...Snow on the way for the Central Appalachians and Adjacent
.A complex winter storm system will develop across Ohio Valley
and shift slowly southeast through the eastern Tennessee Valley,
central and southern Appalachians, and then toward the mid-
Atlantic coast tonight through Wednesday night. This will bring a
prolonged period of light to moderate precipitation to the area
through the evening as rain, then changing to snow overnight,
with a period of sleet mixed in during the transition. Snow will
continue into Wednesday as colder air spreads south from the
northeast United States.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 8 AM EDT THURSDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with localized amounts up to 7
inches at higher elevations, are expected. Wind gusts 35 to 50
mph Wednesday and Wednesday night at higher elevations.
* WHERE...Southern sections of the New River Valley and Mountain
Empire Region of southwest Virginia, Northern Mountains of North
* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 8 AM EDT Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, downed
trees and limbs, and potential power outages. Winds gusting as
high as 50 mph will cause areas of blowing snow and sudden
changes in visibilities.
HIDE Special Weather Statement issued March 20 at 8:39PM EDT by NWS Blacksburg
...A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT FLOYD...EASTERN
CARROLL...WESTERN FRANKLIN AND PATRICK COUNTIES...
Until 930 PM EDT
At 836 PM EDT, radar indicated thunderstorms were located along a
line extending from Sylvatus to near Ararat. Movement was northeast
at 25 mph.
Winds in excess of 30 mph and a brief period of snow, sleet or mix
are possible with these storms.
Locations impacted include...
and Copper Hill.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may
cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
Directions: From exit 73 on I-40 at Old Fort, NC turn onto Catawba Falls Road, traveling about 3 miles to end of road. Trail head is on left across an old bridge. Hike 1.3 miles to base of first falls and .2 miles to second falls. Dangerous climb to second falls.