NWS

The National Weather Service in Charleston released this map Tuesday morning in connection with the pre-Thanksgiving storm.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is bracing for a Thanksgiving eve storm that will bring snow from the western lowlands to the eastern mountains.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the entire state beginning Tuesday morning with some storm warnings expected as Tuesday’s rain changes to snow.

The Greenbrier Valley dealt with freezing rain Tuesday morning. It was already snowing in the Morgantown area and parts of the northern panhandle.

Meteorologists said rain during the day Tuesday could produce more than an inch of rain in some areas and up to two inches in the mountains. The National Weather Service is keeping an eye out for possible flooding.

NWS Meteorologist John Victory said colder air from the north will change the rain to snow Tuesday night from west to east. It’s expected to begin snowing in Huntington by late night and in Charleston by early Wednesday morning. The snow will continue through western, central and northern counties through midday Wednesday.

Accumulation totals vary depending on when the change to snow takes place. Victory said generally accumulation totals will be from 2 to 5 inches from Williamson to Clarksburg with higher amounts possible in places of higher elevation.

It appears Hancock and Brooke counties could get up to 9 inches of snow as part of the northern trek of the storm that’s impacting Pittsburgh and central Pennsylvania.

Meteorologists said it will snow the longest in the state’s eastern mountains. Some of the highest elevations could get up to a foot of snow.

Thanksgiving Day is forecasted to be clear with temperatures near the freezing mark.

 

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Comments

  • AlternFan

    I was excited because i thought this was about holgo being fired... Time to drink holgo style to forget about this season

  • Mac

    The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950 began the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, November 24th and moved off the coast on Saturday, the 25th, where it intensified before moving into New England. It was an enormous snowstorm in the Eastern United States, causing significant winds, heavy rains east of the Appalachians, and blizzard conditions along the western slopes of the Appalachian mountain chain. In all, the storm impacted 22 states, killing 353, injuring over 160, and creating $66.7 million in damage (1950 dollars). At the time, U.S. insurance companies paid more money out to their policy holders for damage resulting from this cyclone than for any other previous storm or hurricane. Parkersburg recorded 34.4 inches of snowfall during the passage of this low. Steubenville, Ohio recorded 44 inches of snow Morgantown and Fairmont recorded 48 inches while Pittsburgh dug out from 30.5 inches of snow. Pickens reported the highest amount from anywhere within the cyclone, with 57 inches measured. November 1950 became West Virginia's snowiest month on record. This remarkably heavy snow led to 160 deaths throughout the eastern U.S.

  • Stevie

    "The Change is Coming"??!! Realy?! That is the headline for this story?! Typical sensationalistic journalism. Trying to make things seem way more dramatic. How about "Snowfall Expected"? Nope, too boring. It doesn't put enough fear in people.

    "The Change is Coming" is a more appropriate headline for an alien landing, not a few inches of snow. Calm down, dude.

  • leroy jethro gibbs

    this aint nothing compared to the 70's and 80's

    • Larry

      Yeah, I heard the "Rockefeller blizzard" was terrible.

      • Jephre

        Yeah, I remember it - it lasted about 30 minutes, and there wasn't a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk anywhere to be found.

        • mntrbob

          Yeah, but I got to leave work early.

  • Jasper

    Let is snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!!