676  
WWUS81 KRNK 160641  
SPSRNK  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
241 AM EDT TUE AUG 16 2022  
 
NCZ001-002-018-VAZ007-009>020-022-023-032-033-WVZ042>044-507-508-  
161200-  
ASHE-ALLEGHANY NC-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-BLAND-GILES-WYTHE-  
PULASKI-MONTGOMERY-GRAYSON-CARROLL-FLOYD-CRAIG-ALLEGHANY VA-BATH-  
ROANOKE-BOTETOURT-PATRICK-FRANKLIN-MERCER-SUMMERS-MONROE-  
EASTERN GREENBRIER-WESTERN GREENBRIER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WEST JEFFERSON, SPARTA, BOONE, TAZEWELL,  
MARION, BLAND, PEARISBURG, WYTHEVILLE, RADFORD, PULASKI,  
BLACKSBURG, INDEPENDENCE, WHITETOP, TROUTDALE, VOLNEY, GALAX,  
FLOYD, NEW CASTLE, CLIFTON FORGE, COVINGTON, HOT SPRINGS,  
ROANOKE, SALEM, FINCASTLE, STUART, ROCKY MOUNT, BLUEFIELD,  
FLAT TOP, HINTON, HIX, UNION, LEWISBURG, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS,  
ALDERSON, QUINWOOD, DUO, AND RAINELLE  
241 AM EDT TUE AUG 16 2022  
 
...AREAS OF DENSE FOG EXPECTED THROUGH MORNING AT THE HIGHER  
ELEVATIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS...  
 
A MOIST AIR MASS AND A LIGHT UPSLOPE EAST TO NORTHEAST FLOW IN  
PLACE ACROSS THE REGION AGAIN THIS MORNING HAS PROMOTED THE  
DEVELOPMENT OF WIDESPREAD LOW CLOUD COVER ACROSS MUCH OF THE  
REGION, ESPECIALLY ALONG AND WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE. CONSEQUENTLY,  
ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS, ESPECIALLY FOR  
ELEVATIONS AT OR ABOVE 2500 FT., THE CLOUDS ARE LOW ENOUGH TO  
INTERSECT THE GROUND. THUS, VISIBILITIES IN THESE AREAS WILL BE  
SEVERELY RESTRICTED AND POTENTIALLY AS LOW AS 0 MILES IN MUCH OF  
THE HIGHER TERRAIN.  
 
SOME AREAS THAT WOULD BE IMPACTED WITH SEVERELY REDUCED VISIBILITY  
INCLUDE:  
MUCH OF THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY,  
MUCH OF THE INTERSTATE 77 CORRIDOR THROUGH VIRGINIA AND INTO  
SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA,  
THE INTERSTATE 81 CORRIDOR FROM MARION TO CHRISTIANSBURG OR ROUGHLY  
MILE MARKERS 35 TO 118,  
OTHER HIGHWAYS AND ROADS TRAVERSING ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FT.  
 
IF YOU PLAN TO TRAVEL THROUGH THESE AREAS EARLY THIS MORNING,  
REDUCE SPEED, USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS, ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO REACH  
YOUR DESTINATION, AND LEAVE EXTRA DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE  
VEHICLE IN FRONT OF YOU.  
 

 
 
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