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Near blizzard conditions at times.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV… DEC 21 2012

SIGNIFICANT UPSLOPE SNOW… SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE…WITH VARYING INTENSITY…THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY IN THE MOUNTAINOUS COUNTIES OF WEST VIRGINIA. GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW… ESPECIALLY ACROSS HIGHER TERRAIN.

INCLUDING CITIES OF…OAK HILL…FAYETTEVILLE…MONTGOMERY… SUMMERSVILLE… RICHWOOD… CRAIGSVILLE… COWEN… MARLINTON… ELKINS

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM SATURDAY…

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…STORM TOTALS OF 6 TO 10 INCHES. WITH UP TO 18 INCHES ALONG NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 3000 FEET.

WINDS…WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

TIMING…HEAVIEST AMOUNTS TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT.

NEAR  BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT TIMES…ESPECIALLY ACROSS HIGHER WINDWARD TERRAIN.

TEMPERATURES… UPPER TEENS TO MID 20S.

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/rlx/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 

One Response to Up to 18 inches of snow for West Virginia

  1. Caroline in Central West Virginia says:

    Tell me about it.. it looks like the Siberian Steppes out there.. and FEELS like it.. temp with wind chill at 5.30 pm is 12 F.. Brrr!!


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