Marion, VA

22.0°F / -5.6°C
Light Snow
Windchill: 14°F / -10°C
Humidity: 79%
Dew Point: 16°F / -9°C
Wind: SW at 6.9 mph / 11.1 km/h
Wind Gust: 6.9 mph / 11.1 km/h
Pressure: 29.63 in / 1003 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 1.0 miles / 1.6 kilometers
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy (BKN) : 1100 ft / 335 m
Mostly Cloudy (BKN) : 1800 ft / 548 m
Overcast (OVC) : 2700 ft / 822 m
Yesterday's Maximum: 39°F / 4°C
Yesterday's Minimum: 27°F / -3°C
UV: 2 out of 16
Sunrise:7:21 AM EST
Sunset:5:59 PM EST
Moon Rise:7:53 AM EST
Moon Set:7:30 PM EST
Moon Phase New Moon
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METAR KMKJ 091715Z AUTO 27016G24KT 1SM -SN BKN011 BKN018 OVC027 M05/M08 A2963 RMK AO2 T10491078
As of: 12:39 PM EST on February 09, 2016
Observed at: Smyth Weather, Marion, VA

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Forecast

Today
snow
27° | 15°F
-3° | -9°C
Wednesday
snow
22° | 9°F
-6° | -13°C
Thursday
partlycloudy
26° | 11°F
-3° | -12°C
Today is forecast to be
Much Cooler than yesterday.
Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 7 am EST Thursday...
Rest of Today
Numerous snow showers. Additional snow accumulation around an inch. Near steady temperature in the mid 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow 70 percent. Wind chill values as low as 9 above.
Tonight
Numerous snow showers. Additional snow accumulation around an inch. Cold with lows around 15. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Wind chill values as low as zero.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Total snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Cold with highs around 20. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill values as low as 3 below.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers... mainly in the evening. Little or no additional snow accumulation. Cold with lows around 7 above. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Wind chill values as low as 11 below.
Thursday
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill values as low as 12 below in the morning.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Cold with lows 10 to 15. Wind chill values as low as 5 above.
Friday
Partly sunny in the morning...then becoming mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of snow. Not as cool with highs in the lower 30s.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Cold with lows 10 to 15. Wind chill values as low as zero.
Saturday
Mostly sunny. A chance of snow in the morning. Colder with highs around 20. Chance of snow 50 percent. Wind chill values as low as 5 below.
Saturday Night and Sunday
Partly cloudy. Cold. Lows around zero. Highs around 20. Wind chill values as low as 15 below.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostly cloudy. Cold with lows around 10 above. Wind chill values as low as zero.
Washingtons Birthday
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Not as cool with highs in the lower 30s. Wind chill values as low as 5 below in the morning.
As of: 10:30 am EST on February 9, 2016 from station 24354
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Scientific Forecaster Discussion

Warnings & Notices

Winter Weather Advisory

Expires 7:00 AM EST on February 11, 2016
Statement as of 5:35 am EST on February 9, 2016

... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 am EST
Thursday...

* locations... from the North Carolina mountains... north into the
mountain Empire of southwest Virginia... and into the Greenbrier
valley and Alleghany Highlands.

* Hazard types... accumulating snow showers... blowing snow and
wind chills.

* Accumulations... additional snow accumulation of 1 to 4 inches
on top of what has already fallen. Higher mountain ridges will
receive the most snow.

* Timing... through Wednesday night.

* Impacts... untreated roads will be snow covered and slick.
Visibilities could be reduced at times in heavier snow showers
or blowing snow... especially in the higher elevations.

* Temperatures... remaining below freezing for the remainder of the
week.

* Wind chills... 5 below to 20 below zero Wednesday night.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow will cause
travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited
visibilities... and use caution while driving.

The public is encouraged to report snowfall amounts to the
National Weather Service via email at rnk.Skywarn@noaa.Gov or at
phone number 1... 8 6 6... 2 1 5... 4 3 2 4. Reports and pictures
can also be shared on the National Weather Service Blacksburg
facebook Page and on twitter.





Local Storm Report



02/09/2016 0830 am

4 miles WSW of Marion, Smyth County.

Snow m2.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.






02/09/2016 0830 am

4 miles WSW of Marion, Smyth County.

Snow m2.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.






02/09/2016 0830 am

4 miles WSW of Marion, Smyth County.

Snow m2.5 inch, reported by trained spotter.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:20 am EST on February 9, 2016

... Snowfall reports past 24 hours...

Location amount time/date lat/Lon

... North Carolina...

... Ashe County...
Lansing 5.9 NW 3.5 in 0700 am 02/09 36.56n/81.58w
Creston 2.8 SW 2.5 in 0900 am 02/09 36.41n/81.67w
West Jefferson 1.2 ESE 1.0 in 0700 am 02/09 36.39n/81.47w
Jefferson 2.7 ESE 1.0 in 0630 am 02/09 36.40n/81.43w

... Watauga County...
Beech Mountain 1.2 se 4.9 in 0500 am 02/09 36.20n/81.87w
Bethel 2.5 N 3.3 in 0700 am 02/09 36.33n/81.85w
Valle Crucis 1.5 in 0700 am 02/09 36.22n/81.78w
Blowing Rock 2.2 NE 1.2 in 0700 am 02/09 36.15n/81.64w
Foscoe 1.2 WSW 1.2 in 0645 am 02/09 36.15n/81.79w
Boone 4.6 E 0.6 in 0800 am 02/09 36.22n/81.59w
Blowing Rock 4.4 NE 0.4 in 0700 am 02/09 36.16n/81.61w

... Virginia...

... Alleghany County...
gathright dam 0.5 in 0700 am 02/09 37.95n/79.95w
Covington 4.1 E 0.3 in 0700 am 02/09 37.78n/79.92w

... Bath County...
Hot Springs 1.0 in 0700 am 02/09 38.00n/79.83w

... Carroll County...
Galax 6.1 N 0.5 in 0700 am 02/09 36.75n/80.92w

... City of Galax County...
Galax water plant 1.0 in 0700 am 02/09 36.65n/80.92w

... Floyd County...
Copper Hill 1.0 in 0600 am 02/09 37.09n/80.14w
Willis 2.7 se 1.0 in 0700 am 02/09 36.83n/80.45w
Willis 0.1 in 0700 am 02/09 36.91n/80.51w

... Giles County...
Pearisburg 0.4 W 0.5 in 0700 am 02/09 37.33n/80.73w
Staffordsville 3 ENE 0.1 in 0655 am 02/09 37.27n/80.71w

... Grayson County...
Independence 1.3 S 0.5 in 0700 am 02/09 36.60n/81.16w

... Montgomery County...
Blacksburg nwso 0.8 in 0700 am 02/09 37.20n/80.41w
Blacksburg 1.3 ESE 0.8 in 0800 am 02/09 37.23n/80.41w
Blacksburg 0.4 N 0.7 in 0700 am 02/09 37.24n/80.43w
Blacksburg 2.4 ENE 0.5 in 0700 am 02/09 37.25n/80.39w
Blacksburg 5.0 W 0.5 in 0800 am 02/09 37.22n/80.52w

... Patrick County...
Meadows of Dan 4.5 SW 0.6 in 0700 am 02/09 36.68n/80.45w

... Smyth County...
Marion 4.4 WSW 2.5 in 0800 am 02/09 36.81n/81.59w

... Tazewell County...
Burkes Garden 4.0 in 0545 am 02/09 37.09n/81.34w
Richlands 2.3 in 0700 am 02/09 37.09n/81.79w

... Wythe County...
Wytheville 1 S 1.7 in 0745 am 02/09 36.93n/81.09w

... West Virginia...

... Greenbrier County...
McRoss 3e 3.3 in 0700 am 02/09 37.99n/80.68w
Lewisburg 3 N 2.0 in 0700 am 02/09 37.86n/80.40w

... Monroe County...
Alderson 0.5 in 0800 am 02/09 37.73n/80.66w

... Summers County...
Bluestone Lake 0.1 in 0700 am 02/09 37.64n/80.88w

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equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official.


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