Northwest Pocahontas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 8:05 PM EST Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 3 PM EST
Sunday...

* what... rain will change to snow by dawn Sunday morning. Total
snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches can be expected. Gusty winds
40 to 50 mph will accompany the snow, creating for whiteout
conditions at times. In addition, wind chill values of -5 to -15
will develop Sunday, with values of -20 degrees above 3500 feet.

* Where... southeast Pocahontas, southeast Randolph and northwest
Pocahontas counties.

* When... continuing through Sunday.

* Additional details... plan on slippery Road conditions. In
particular, roads will quickly become treacherous, as
temperatures plummet through the teens in wind blown snow early
Sunday. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The cold
wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not
taken.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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Wind Advisory
Issued: 10:55 PM EST Jan. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 7 am to 7 PM EST Sunday...

* winds... becoming sustained northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts
up to 50 mph.

* Timing... strongest winds occurring during the day on Sunday.

* Impacts... gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree
limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph for
more an hour, or wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph for any duration are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.