HIDE Wind Chill Advisory issued January 18 at 4:35AM EST until January 18 at 10:00AM EST by NWS Blacksburg
...Very low wind chills along with black ice this morning...
.Combination of frigid temperatures along with gusty winds will
result in low wind chills this morning. There is also the
potential for black ice.
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS
* WHAT...Very cold wind chills occurring. Expect wind chills to
range from 5 below to 15 below zero.
* WHERE...Parts of southwest and west central Virginia and
southeast West Virginia.
* WHEN...Until 10 AM EST this morning.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The cold wind chills will cause frostbite
in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
HIDE Special Weather Statement issued January 17 at 9:07PM EST by NWS Blacksburg
...Slick roads across the region overnight...
With temperatures sinking into the teens and perhaps near zero
in spots, expect roads that are snow covered to stay slick
through the night. Any melting from road treatments will likely
Additionally, winds will be picking up with wind chills dropping
to below zero especially across the mountains and foothills
If you are planning to travel, prepare accordingly by including
extra layers of clothing and extra blankets. Make sure your
gasoline tank is full before you leave your destination. Reduce
speed, leave extra distance between vehicles, and be especially