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Tunstall Fire & Rescue shared US National Weather Service Blacksburg VA's post. ...

Winter weather advisories have been posted for much of the area starting after midnight Saturday night running into Sunday. Added headlines for areas farther east that will likely be impacted more on Sunday are possible later this afternoon. Otherwise looking at a mixed bag with more snow north and more icing possible southeast. In between, transition timing between the change from snow/sleet to rain remains a bit more uncertain. www.weather.gov/rnk/winter

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Winter Storm Warning issued January 17 at 7:19AM EST until January 17 at 5:00PM EST by NWS Blacksburg
...Accumulating Snow Today... .A low along an arctic cold front will move off the southeast coast this morning. This system will bring accumulating snow and very cold temperatures to the foothills and piedmont today. Increasing winds behind this system will result in low wind chills tonight. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Heavy snow occurring. Travel will be very difficult to impossible, including during the morning commute. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected. A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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Winter Weather Advisory issued January 16 at 5:01PM EST until January 17 at 3:00PM EST by NWS Blacksburg

...Light accumulating snow Tonight into Wednesday Morning... .A strong cold front will bring accumulating snow and very cold temperatures to the mountains this evening and the foothills and piedmont later tonight into Wednesday morning. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Total snow accumulations 1 to 3 inches are expected. * WHERE...Parts of central and south central Virginia and north central North Carolina. * WHEN...Accumulating snow to develop after midnight tonight and continue into the day Wednesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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Just don't do it... ...

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS ..... if you do the Tide Pod challenge. You'll die, we'll report it on the news....then two days later, we'll cover your candlelight vigil in the parking lot of your high school, where organizers will ask participants to bring orange and blue balloons (the color of Tide Pods).We'll get interviews with all of your friends who will tell us you were a really smart, fun kid to be around (despite the fact that you ate a Tide Pod). Your parents will cry and miss you terribly, but deep down they'll harbor life-long feelings of guilt, knowing they raised a child stupid enough to eat laundry detergent.So, the moral of this story is - don't be a moron, Tide Pods only go in the washer - NEVER your mouth. #JustSayNO

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