The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

March 6, 2013

Storm a reminder winter is still in control

There are 14 more days until the official start of Spring, which is giving winter plenty of time to dump another several inches of snow on the region. Throughout today and into Thursday, southeast West Virginia is expected to receive between 2 to 9 inches of snow — depending on the location and elevation.

Raleigh, Nicholas and Fayette counties are expected to have temperatures hovering in the lower 30s today with heavy, wet snow continuing, the National Weather Service in Charleston said. Total accumulation for today will be between 2 and 4 inches; however, higher elevations in Raleigh, Nicholas and Fayette counties could receive a little more, according to the NWS. By Thursday afternoon, the snow should be making its way out of the area and giving way to some sunshine and temperatures around 40 Friday and continuing into the weekend.

To the east of Raleigh County, though, Greenbrier County is expected to get between 5 and 10 inches of snow and is under a winter storm warning, according to the NWS in Blacksburg, Va. Wind gusts in Greenbrier County could reach 40 miles per hour. Summers and Monroe counties are under a winter weather advisory. Summers County is expected to get 2 to 6 inches of snow with wind gusts reaching 50 miles per hour. Monroe County could get 1 to 4 inches and wind gusts to 45 miles per hour. A meteorologist with the NWS in Blacksburg said it could be early Friday before the storm moves out of those counties and an additional inch of snow could fall between Thursday night and Friday morning.

Appalachian Power Co. spokesman Phil Moye said crews are ready to respond to potential power outages because of the forecasted heavy, wet snow. The majority of work crews are staging in Beckley, Roanoke, Va., Lynchburg, Va. and Wytheville, Va., he said.

In the event of a major power outage, Mon Power will send updates via Twitter @MonPowerWV. Appalachian Power provides feeds and updates on Twitter @appalachianpower and on Facebook at

Forecasters say the eastern panhandle will likely be hardest hit in the state.


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