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Wind Chills Of Minus 30 Degrees Expected In Parts Of West Virginia

Reported: Jan. 4, 2014 3:51 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 5, 2014 12:17 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Parts of West Virginia could see wind chills of minus 30 degrees or lower by Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued wind chill warnings for most of the state, beginning Monday evening. Temperatures are expected to fall below zero or into the single digits across the state.

Frigid temperatures expected Monday night include minus 12 degrees in Elkins, minus 9 degrees in Beckley, minus 7 degrees in Huntington and minus 5 degrees in Charleston.

Snow also is expected in some areas beginning late Sunday. Mercer, Summers and Greenbrier counties could receive 2 to 5 inches. Up to 9 inches of snow is expected in western Greenbrier County.

One to 2 inches of snow is expected in western counties.




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Heath Harrison) -- A wind chill watch has been issued for the entire Eyewitness news viewing area until 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service in Charleston says dangerous cold air and wind chills are expected Monday night and Tuesday morning. A significant arctic winter air mass will bring the coldest temperatures the area has seen in about 15 to 20 years.

Following unseasonably mild temperatures Sunday afternoon, the arctic front will move in Sunday night, bringing 1-2 inches of snow overnight and dropping temperatures to dangerously cold levels. The high Monday will only reach about 15 degrees, while Monday night, temperatures will fall to between -5 and -10, with a wind chill factor making it feel more like -15 to -20.

Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for the latest weather updates.




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- An arctic front is bringing below-zero temperatures and snow to parts of West Virginia.

The National Weather Service said temperatures in northern West Virginia are expected to plunge to 10 to 15 degrees below zero Monday night. Wind chills could reach minus 25 to minus 35.

Mercer, Summers and Greenbrier counties in southeastern West Virginia could see 3 to 5 inches of snow. The weather service says temperatures of zero to minus 10 degrees are expected by late Monday through Tuesday. Wind chills could reach minus 20 to minus 30 degrees.

On Sunday, the temperature in Charleston will push to 50 degrees or higher, but an arctic blast Sunday night will rapidly change things from rain to snow. Snow accumulations are expected with 2 to 3 inches in most spots, meaning a very icy start to the week on Monday.

The operative word Monday is cold – with temperatures starting in the teens and falling into the single digits in the afternoon as the snow showers end. By Monday night, the temperature will drop below zero with -5 in the valleys and -15 in the mountains.

The weather service said the frigid air could break cold temperature records in the Eastern Panhandle.

Other parts of West Virginia could see wind chills below zero and several inches of snow.

Freezing rain or drizzle is expected Sunday in many areas.

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Photo: Pond Gap, W.Va., taken by viewer Teresa Holstein



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