January 17, 2013 Snowstorm Summary

The first significant winter storm of the season to impact more than just the higher elevations and western slopes of the central Appalachians occurred late in the day on January 17, 2013. The snow came down heavy and wet, especially across the mountains. This heavy wet snow weighed down large limbs and power lines which led to many power outages. As the storm shifted east it encountered some warmer air at the surface. The bands of snow lightened to the point where accumulation was difficult with the slightly warmer surface air across portions of the foothills and piedmont. Low-level north-northeast winds may ahve also resulted in local areas of weak downslope immediately east of some parts of the Blue Ridge. These two factors likely contributed to the snow shadow seen in the satellite image below, and the snow analysis map near the bottom of this review. Some heavier bands of snow redeveloped a little farther east in the piedmont, with areas of 4 to 7 inches reported in some spots. In the mountains, several locations had more than a foot of snow, with Princeton, WV reporting the highest at 15 inches. Creston, NC in Ashe County came in at 14 inches. See snowfall map and text summary below.

Satellite image depicting snow cover over our region
Figure 1. Snow cover as depicted by visible imagery from one of NASA's polar-orbiting satellites.

 

Meteorology Overview

The storm system in general took a common track that passed just to the south of our region from the Gulf Coast to the Carolina Coast, before strengthening and moving northeast into the Atlantic. This track and surface low pressure development is know as a "Miller A" type system, and was common with many of our region's significant snowfalls during the 2009-2010 season. (More information about these kinds of winter storms click here). This storm track often occurs with cold air already in place across the region from an Arctic high pressure system anchorage over the Northeast U.S. That ingredient was NOT in place during the January 17, 2013 event, but colder high pressure was slowly building in from the north. At the same time, the intense upward vertical motion produced by a combination of upper-level forcing as well as smaller scale frontal forcing in lower levels, resulting in high enough precipitation rates to actually cause cooling of the airmass from aloft where snow crystals first formed. If the snow rate is intense enough, it can cool the lower levels of the atmosphere as the snow falls through it. In fact, instability aloft also contributed to these high snowfall rates (up to two inches per hour briefly in heavier bands), and thunder snow was observed in a few locations (and isolated lightning was picked up by observing networks).

 

Infra-red satellite and surface analysis evolution
Figure 2. Infra-red satellite and surface analysis evolution, showing wide band of deeper clouds/moisture with the storm system, and complex development of low pressure center which had a secondary development across the Carolinas as the energy transferred to more lower level forcing.

Here are a couple of snowfall forecast maps before the storm (click to enlarge). Models were highlighting the mountains getting more snowfall, which occurred but had a hard time with showing any shadow effect. Although as we got within 6 hours of the event some of the models depicted less precipitation the piedmont/foothills due to this transfer to lower level forcing and intensifying snow bands farther east.

Snowfall forecasts from NWS Blacksburg the evening of the 16thSnowfall forecasts from NWS Blacksburg issued early in the morning on the 17th
Figure 3. Snowfall forecasts from NWS Blacksburg. Left side issued during the evening of the 16th. Right side is forecast issued early in the morning on the 17th. Snow began falling during the afternoon across the mountains and picked up in intensity by evening as it then spread east.

Click here to view a video loop of the a radar mosaic of the event (Note: this is a large .AVI file and may take a while to load). You will see some of the heavier bands of snow in darker green across parts of WV and VA. However, be aware that data from the KFCX radar in Floyd County was degraded due to a hardware failure, and values were depicted much lower than from surrounding radars.

 

The final snowfall map and a zoomed example of the visible satellite image below show the heavier bands in the mountains, the gaps in the foothill areas just on the east side of the Blue Ridge, and then additional bands or pockets of moderate snowfall farther east.

Storm Total Snowfall Analysis

Figure 4. Final snowfall analysis map from noon on the 17th through Friday morning.

 

Figure 5. Zoomed visible satellite showing areas of snow cover (same as Fig 1 but zoomed in over NWS Blacksburg forecast area).

 

Snow at National Weather Service Blacksburg Heavy Snow weighing down clothesline

Figures 6 and 7. Snowfall just outside the NWS office in Blacksburg, VA (left); View of the heavy snow weighing down clothesline near Blacksburg, VA)

Overall, this while this was not an historical storm in any way as determined by snowfall amounts, the impact from the heavy wet snow and rapid accumulation rates on power outages was still very significant. The snowfall totals and synoptic pattern was in many ways very similar to last season's most signficant snowfall event, which occurred on Feb 19, 2012 (click here to see that event review). An important difference was that theFebruary 2012 event pulled in a little colder air from the north, there was no obvious jump in the evolution of the surface low as it passed to our south, and low level winds were more easterly resulting in some upslope component along the Blue Ridge. The was slightly more snowfall in most locations, especially across the northern portion of the area, with no gap in the foothills, so overall the signficant snow was experienced by more people. There were also significant power outages with the event last year due to the heavy weight to the snow.

 

      

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS
SNOWFALL OF
/INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
1 SE PINE SWAMP 10.5 931 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
TWIN OAKS 9.5 912 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
4 SSW SPARTA 9.5 655 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
ENNICE 9.0 800 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
3 ENE GLADE VALLEY 9.0 700 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
GLADE VALLEY 8.0 900 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
5 SW SPARTA 7.5 740 PM 1/17 COCORAHS
PINEY CREEK 3.0 550 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...ASHE COUNTY...
2 N CRESTON 14.0 815 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
GRASSY CREEK 12.0 800 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
6 NE LANSING 11.0 830 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
GLENDALE SPRINGS 10.0 830 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
BALDWIN 9.5 950 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
3 WNW NATHANS CREEK 9.5 830 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
2 S WEST JEFFERSON 9.0 800 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
2 SW WEST JEFFERSON 9.0 830 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
JEFFERSON 9.0 730 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
WEST JEFFERSON 9.0 742 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
6 S WEST JEFFERSON 8.5 830 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
1 S LANSING 8.0 830 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
3 SW CRESTON 7.6 815 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
7 NW LANSING 7.0 745 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
LANSING 5.0 645 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
CRESTON 5.0 645 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
TODD 3.0 635 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CASWELL COUNTY...
1 E BAYNES 4.0 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
YANCEYVILLE 3.8 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
1 NE LOCUST HILL 3.0 1100 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
CHERRY GROVE 3.0 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 WNW SEMORA 2.0 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 WNW BLACKWELL 2.0 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER

...ROCKINGHAM COUNTY...
WENTWORTH 5.5 1136 PM 1/17 911 CALL CENTER
REIDSVILLE 3.5 1245 AM 1/18 LAW ENFORCEMENT
EDEN 0.5 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER

...STOKES COUNTY...
AMOSTOWN 4.0 1200 AM 1/18 PUBLIC
2 SE CAMPBELL 2.0 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 SSW AYERSVILLE 2.0 1043 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
KING 1.0 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
DANBURY 1.0 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER

...SURRY COUNTY...
LOW GAP 3.0 1018 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
LOWGAP 1.3 900 AM 1/18 MOSTLY SLEET
3 N SHOALS 1.2 941 AM 1/18 PILOT MOUTAIN PO
THURMOND 1.0 926 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
DOBSON 1.0 949 AM 1/18 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS
ELKIN 1.0 800 AM 1/18 PUBLIC
2 S FAIRVIEW 0.5 900 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
WESTFIELD 0.5 900 AM 1/18 ON THE GRASS
2 E LADONIA 0.1 844 AM 1/18 TRACE AMOUNT OF SNOW
MOUNT AIRY 0.1 1030 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 NNE ARARAT 0.1 900 AM 1/18 TRACE OF SNOW

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
1 SE BEECH MOUNTAIN 11.2 500 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
5 E BOONE 7.5 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
BLOWING ROCK 5.0 640 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
BEECH MOUNTAIN 5.0 635 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
VILAS 5.0 635 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
3 SSE VILAS 5.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
1 WSW FOSCOE 3.6 650 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
4 NE BLOWING ROCK 3.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
5 ESE BANNER ELK 3.2 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
BOONE 3.1 1000 PM 1/17 COCORAHS
3 ENE BLOWING ROCK 1.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...WILKES COUNTY...
WILKESBORO 3.0 830 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
2 ENE KNOTTVILLE 3.0 921 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
TRAPHILL 2.0 924 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
1 NNE PLEASANT HILL 2.0 935 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
NORTH WILKESBORO 1.5 909 AM 1/18 TRACE TO 1.5
PURLEAR 1.5 915 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 E HAYS 1.0 720 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
HAYS 1.0 923 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
MILLERS CREEK 0.1 918 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 E MILLERS CREEK T 830 PM 1/17 RAIN AND SNOW MIX.

...YADKIN COUNTY...
JONESVILLE 9.0 1047 AM 1/18 PUBLIC
YADKINVILLE 1.6 1047 AM 1/18 DEPT OF HIGHWAYS

VIRGINIA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
4 E COVINGTON 3.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
1 NW FALLING SPRING 3.0 1100 AM 1/18 HEAVY WET SNOW
4 E COVINGTON CITY 3.0 1100 PM 1/17 COCORAHS
1 WNW FALLING SPRING 3.0 750 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 WSW IDLEWILDE 2.2 1000 AM 1/18 2 TO 2.5 INCHES SNOW
1 NNE SELMA 2.2 1000 AM 1/18 2 TO 2.5 INCHES SNOW
1 W NATURAL WELL 2.0 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
SELMA 2.0 750 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...AMHERST COUNTY...
ALTO 7.0 700 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
PEDLAR 0.5 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
MONROE 0.2 730 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...APPOMATTOX COUNTY...
APPOMATTOX 4.6 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
STONEWALL 4.6 1010 PM 1/17 VIA FACEBOOK.
PAMPLIN 4.0 638 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 SE CHAP 3.5 1000 AM 1/18 3 TO 4 INCHES SNOW
9 E LYNCHBURG 1.5 701 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER

...BATH COUNTY...
CHIMNEY RUN 2.0 1100 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
WARM SPRINGS 2.0 755 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 SSW MOUNTAIN GROVE 1.0 1100 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
MILLBORO 1.0 800 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
HOT SPRINGS 1.0 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
1 SE MILLBORO SPRING 1.0 1100 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 SSW DOUTHAT STATE 0.5 1000 PM 1/17 DOUTHAT STATE PARK

...BEDFORD COUNTY...
2 NW REBA 7.5 1000 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
HUDDLESTON 4.0 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
STEWARTSVILLE 2.3 800 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
FOREST 2.0 715 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...BLAND COUNTY...
ROCKY GAP 12.0 1000 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
5 W BLAND 11.0 607 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
BASTIAN 8.5 600 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 N CERES 6.0 1000 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...BOTETOURT COUNTY...
NACE 8.0 845 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
TROUTVILLE 8.0 900 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
2 S BUCHANAN 7.5 715 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
BLUE RIDGE 6.5 1035 PM 1/17 REPORT VIA WDBJ
3 N DALEVILLE 6.0 736 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
LAYMANTOWN 4.7 630 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
BUCHANAN 3.4 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER

...BUCKINGHAM COUNTY...
1 E WINGINA 5.5 837 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
2 NNE TOWER HILL 3.5 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
DILLWYN 3.3 1200 AM 1/18 911 CALL CENTER
3 SSE SHEPPARDS 3.0 1200 AM 1/18 GROCERY STORE
NEW CANTON 2.5 1200 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
BUCKINGHAM 2.5 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
2 NNE BENT CREEK 2.0 1100 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
4 SE ROSNEY 2.0 820 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CAMPBELL COUNTY...
1 E HAPPY VALLEY 3.5 1000 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
CONCORD 3.2 1012 AM 1/18 3 TO 3.5 INCHES SNOW
NARUNA 3.0 1000 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
3 E BROOKNEAL 2.2 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
EVINGTON 2.0 1000 AM 1/18 PUBLIC
LYNCH STATION 1.5 1000 AM 1/18 1 TO 2 INCHES
1 N PINE RIDGE 1.0 1000 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
BROOKNEAL 0.7 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER

...CARROLL COUNTY...
HILLSVILLE 10.5 830 PM 1/17 REPORT VIA TWITTER
HEBRON 10.0 828 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 N FANCY GAP 8.5 915 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
7 SE GALAX 8.0 815 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
DUGSPUR 5.0 630 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CHARLOTTE COUNTY...
1 WSW TARO 7.0 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
CHARLOTTE COURT HOUS 4.0 100 AM 1/18 911 CALL CENTER
REDOAK 3.8 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
4 SE SAXE 3.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
3 NNE ASPEN 2.0 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF BEDFORD...
BEDFORD 1.0 705 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF BUENA VISTA...
BUENA VISTA 5.0 700 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF GALAX...
GALAX 10.0 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER

...CITY OF LEXINGTON...
LEXINGTON 2.6 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
WEST LEXINGTON 1.5 1100 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF LYNCHBURG...
1 SSW RICHLAND HILLS 4.0 745 PM 1/17 BROADCAST MEDIA
LYNCHBURG 2.0 700 PM 1/17 WSET TV

...CITY OF MARTINSVILLE...
MARTINSVILLE 2.0 745 PM 1/17 PUBLIC

...CITY OF RADFORD...
RADFORD 6.0 625 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CITY OF ROANOKE...
EDGEHILL ESTATES 7.3 728 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
ROANOKE 5.0 710 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
CARTER HEIGHTS 4.0 612 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...CRAIG COUNTY...
1 SSE VALLEY MILL 8.0 650 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
SIMMONSVILLE 3.5 455 PM 1/17 PUBLIC

...FLOYD COUNTY...
2 SE WILLIS 12.1 1020 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
INDIAN VALLEY 11.5 900 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
COPPER HILL 9.5 715 PM 1/17 CO-OP OBSERVER
FLOYD 7.8 830 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
CHECK 7.0 615 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
ALUM RIDGE 7.0 610 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
TERRYS FORK 0.5 352 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
CALLAWAY 6.0 1015 PM 1/17 REPORT VIA WDBJ
4 W ROCKY MOUNT 5.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
REDWOOD 4.0 1100 PM 1/17 3 TO 5 INCHES SNOW
FERRUM 4.0 1100 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
BOONES MILL 3.5 1100 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
1 SE CALLAWAY 3.5 1100 PM 1/17 3 TO 4 INCHES SNOW
1 N HENRY 3.0 1100 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
ROCKY MOUNT 3.0 910 PM 1/17 LAW ENFORCEMENT
HARDY FORD 1.5 1100 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
1 ENE BURNT CHIMNEY 1.2 1100 PM 1/17 1 TO 1.5 INCHES SNOW
1 ENE PENHOOK 1.2 1100 PM 1/17 1 TO 1.5 INCHES SNOW
BURNT CHIMNEY 1.0 707 PM 1/17 PUBLIC

...GILES COUNTY...
GLEN LYN 13.0 915 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
RICH CREEK 12.5 530 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
NARROWS 12.0 1030 PM 1/17 REPORT VIA WDBJ
PEARISBURG 10.0 726 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
3 WNW NEWPORT 9.5 625 AM 1/18 BRICKYARD RD
W PEARISBURG 9.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
MAYBROOK 9.0 830 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
NEWPORT 6.5 830 PM 1/17 REPORT FROM FACEBOOK
PEMBROKE 6.3 801 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
PROSPECTDALE 4.0 358 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...GRAYSON COUNTY...
4 SW GALAX CITY 12.0 930 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
FRIES 11.5 930 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
ELK CREEK 11.0 829 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 ESE FRIES 8.0 808 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
INDEPENDENCE 2.0 555 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...HALIFAX COUNTY...
ALTON 2.5 1200 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
HALIFAX 2.5 1118 PM 1/17 911 CALL CENTER
VIRGILINA 2.5 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
HIGH ROCK 2.0 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 SE SOUTH BOSTON 2.0 800 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
NATHALIE 2.0 1200 AM 1/18 FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
SOUTH BOSTON 1.5 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER

...HENRY COUNTY...
FIELDALE 3.5 900 AM 1/18 3 TO 4 INCHES SNOW
RIDGEWAY 2.3 1153 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
SPENCER 2.0 900 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
1 SSW LITHIA SPRINGS 2.0 900 AM 1/18 RIDGEWAY PO
AXTON 1.7 1000 AM 1/18 1.5 TO 2 INCHES SNOW
1 SW BASSETT 1.5 900 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
1 NE LAUREL RIDGE 9.2 700 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
4 WSW SHAWSVILLE 9.0 800 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 ESE CHRISTIANSBURG 8.5 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
2 SSW CHRISTIANSBURG 8.3 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
N BLACKSBURG 7.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.0 1015 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO
HIGHVIEW TERRACE 7.0 540 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
BLACKSBURG 7.0 652 PM 1/17 NWS OFFICE
MERRIMAC 6.8 1125 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
CHRISTIANSBURG 6.6 700 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 NE BLACKSBURG 6.5 855 PM 1/17 NWS EMPLOYEE
2 S CHRISTIANSBURG 6.5 726 PM 1/17 NWS EMPLOYEE
1 E ELLETT 6.0 850 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
LAFAYETTE 4.8 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
ELLISTON 4.2 700 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
3 S CHRISTIANSBURG 2.5 430 PM 1/17 NWS EMPLOYEE

...PATRICK COUNTY...
MEADOWS OF DAN 7.0 800 AM 1/18 ENDED AROUND 11PM
4 NE STUART 4.0 700 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
5 SW MEADOWS OF DAN 3.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
10 N STUART 3.0 740 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 S PATRICK SPRINGS 2.0 900 AM 1/18 ENDED BEFORE MIDNIGHT
STUART 0.5 725 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
FAIRY STONE STATE PA 0.4 900 AM 1/18 PUBLIC
1 E WOOLWINE 0.1 800 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
1 S CLAUDVILLE T 800 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE
CLAUDVILLE T 1154 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
ARARAT T 800 AM 1/18 POST OFFICE

...PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY...
5 SW CHATHAM 6.0 1200 AM 1/18 BROADCAST MEDIA
GRETNA 4.0 100 AM 1/18 LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHATHAM 4.0 1230 AM 1/18 LAW ENFORCEMENT
WHITMELL 3.0 830 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
BLAIRS 2.6 1200 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
N RINGGOLD 1.5 600 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...PULASKI COUNTY...
2 N PULASKI 9.0 729 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
DUBLIN 9.0 815 PM 1/17 EMERGENCY MNGR
1 NW NEW RIVER 7.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
FAIRLAWN 7.5 837 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
PULASKI 7.0 625 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...ROANOKE COUNTY...
BENT MOUNTAIN 10.3 723 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 SE WABUN 4.5 1005 PM 1/17 BROADCAST MEDIA
BRIAR RIDGE 4.3 702 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
SUGAR LOAF HILLS 4.0 630 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 WSW POAGES MILL 1.5 325 PM 1/17 AMATEUR RADIO

...ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY...
NATURAL BRIDGE 5.0 1100 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
FAIRFIELD 4.5 1100 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
2 SSE RIVERSIDE 4.5 745 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
GLASGOW 3.5 700 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 E KERRS CREEK 1.8 700 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
GOSHEN 1.0 1100 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
ROCKBRIDGE BATHS 1.0 1000 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...SMYTH COUNTY...
MARION 10.2 800 AM 1/18 TRAINED SPOTTER
NW MARION 10.0 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
2 ENE MARION 9.0 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
SALTVILLE 5.0 743 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
1 W MCMULLIN 3.0 445 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

...TAZEWELL COUNTY...
BURKES GARDEN 12.0 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
1 WNW BLUEFIELD 12.0 545 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
1 N PAINTLICK 8.5 636 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
RICHLANDS 7.9 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
1 SSW LAKE PARK 7.0 530 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
TAZEWELL 2.5 415 PM 1/17 PUBLIC

...WYTHE COUNTY...
WYTHEVILLE 11.0 850 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
RURAL RETREAT 5.5 450 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
AUSTINVILLE 5.0 630 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
MAX MEADOWS 4.0 500 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER

WEST VIRGINIA

...GREENBRIER COUNTY...
4 SE RONCEVERTE 8.2 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
ORGAN CAVE 7.0 530 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
2 NNE DICKSON 7.0 530 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
LEWISBURG 5.0 736 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
1 ENE RONCEVERTE 3.0 500 PM 1/17 911 CALL CENTER
WHITE SULPHUR SPRING 3.0 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
ALDERSON 2.5 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER

...MERCER COUNTY...
PRINCETON 15.0 830 PM 1/17 VIA TWITTER
SOUTH BLUEFIELD 11.8 615 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
LILLY GROVE 11.0 648 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
BLUEFIELD 10.0 700 AM 1/18 CO-OP OBSERVER
ATHENS 9.5 1000 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 S SOUTH BLUEFIELD 6.0 420 PM 1/17 PUBLIC

...MONROE COUNTY...
1 SSW ROCK CAMP 12.0 900 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
GREENVILLE 12.0 900 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
BALLARD 12.0 900 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
1 SE GAP MILLS 12.0 900 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
1 NE WAYSIDE 12.0 900 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
5 W UNION 10.2 900 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
PICKAWAY 9.5 620 PM 1/17 PUBLIC
PETERSTOWN 7.0 900 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
2 E WOLFCREEK 5.5 900 PM 1/17 5 TO 6 INCHES

...SUMMERS COUNTY...
HINTON 10.0 745 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
WIGGINS 7.0 900 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
1 NE PIPESTEM 5.5 900 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
PENCE SPRINGS 3.5 740 PM 1/17 TRAINED SPOTTER
SANDSTONE 0.7 900 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE
NIMITZ 0.4 900 PM 1/17 POST OFFICE

**********************24 HOUR SNOWFALL**********************

LOCATION 24 HOUR TIME/DATE COMMENTS
SNOWFALL OF
/INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
4 SSW SPARTA 9.5 655 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
3 ENE GLADE VALLEY 9.0 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...ASHE COUNTY...
3 SW CRESTON 7.6 815 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
1 SE BEECH MOUNTAIN 11.2 500 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
5 E BOONE 7.5 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
3 SSE VILAS 5.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
1 WSW FOSCOE 3.6 650 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
4 NE BLOWING ROCK 3.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
5 ESE BANNER ELK 3.2 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
3 ENE BLOWING ROCK 1.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

VIRGINIA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
4 E COVINGTON 3.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...CAMPBELL COUNTY...
3 E BROOKNEAL 2.2 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...CHARLOTTE COUNTY...
4 SE SAXE 3.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...FRANKLIN COUNTY...
4 W ROCKY MOUNT 5.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...GILES COUNTY...
W PEARISBURG 9.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
1 ESE CHRISTIANSBURG 8.5 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
2 SSW CHRISTIANSBURG 8.3 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
N BLACKSBURG 7.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...PATRICK COUNTY...
5 SW MEADOWS OF DAN 3.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY...
N RINGGOLD 1.5 600 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...PULASKI COUNTY...
1 NW NEW RIVER 7.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...SMYTH COUNTY...
NW MARION 10.0 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
2 ENE MARION 9.0 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

WEST VIRGINIA

...GREENBRIER COUNTY...
4 SE RONCEVERTE 8.2 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

***********************SNOW ON GROUND***********************

LOCATION SNOW TIME/DATE COMMENTS
ON GROUND OF
/INCHES/ MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
4 SSW SPARTA 9.0 655 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
3 ENE GLADE VALLEY 9.0 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...ASHE COUNTY...
3 SW CRESTON 7.6 815 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
1 SE BEECH MOUNTAIN 11.0 500 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
5 E BOONE 7.5 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
4 NE BLOWING ROCK 3.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
1 WSW FOSCOE 3.5 650 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
5 ESE BANNER ELK 3.2 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
3 ENE BLOWING ROCK 1.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

VIRGINIA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
4 E COVINGTON 1.6 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...BEDFORD COUNTY...
3 W BEDFORD T 600 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...CAMPBELL COUNTY...
3 E BROOKNEAL 2.2 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...CHARLOTTE COUNTY...
4 SE SAXE 3.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...GILES COUNTY...
W PEARISBURG 9.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...MONTGOMERY COUNTY...
1 ESE CHRISTIANSBURG 8.5 800 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
2 SSW CHRISTIANSBURG 8.0 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS
N BLACKSBURG 7.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...PATRICK COUNTY...
SW WOOLWINE T 600 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY...
N RINGGOLD 1.5 600 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

...PULASKI COUNTY...
1 NW NEW RIVER 7.5 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS

WEST VIRGINIA

...GREENBRIER COUNTY...
4 SE RONCEVERTE 8.2 700 AM 1/18 COCORAHS