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January 25, 2013

Snow to taper off Saturday

Snow blanketed many areas in southern West Virginia throughout the day Friday, causing several minor vehicle accidents, but no power outages were reported in the region, according to Appalachian Power’s website.

Emergency operations centers in Fayette, Nicholas and Raleigh counties, as well as Turnpike Communications, reported several minor accidents because of slick conditions across the area.

Weather predictions prompted superintendents to close many public schools Friday, including Raleigh, Greenbrier, Summers, Mercer, Monroe and Nicholas counties. Wyoming County Schools released students early at 11:30 a.m.

Several places, including the Raleigh County Commission on Aging and the National Park Service had shut down operations by early afternoon.

Meteorologists say Saturday will see slightly warmer temperatures and just a few flurries.

Mike Zwier, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Charleston, said a few light snow showers may linger until around noon. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s, but the wind chill will feel more like the low to mid-teens.

Temperatures for Sunday should be above freezing for the first time in several days of frigid weather, Zwier said.

Early next week should bring some rays of sunshine and warmer temperatures, possibly even reaching the mid-50s.

Chris Fisher, a meteorologist with the NWS in Blacksburg, said to enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts — by the end of the week another cold front will be bringing temperatures back down to the 30s.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

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