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Etowah Rescue Squad and Rural Fire Dept.
Wednesday January 23rd, 2013 :: 08:23 p.m. EST

Advisory

Winter Storm Watch from 1/25/2013 1:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST for McMinn County.

...WINTER STORM EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH SIGNIFICANT ICING
POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF THE EAST TENNESSEE VALLEY...

.A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE EAST TENNESSEE VALLEY AND
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THE
COMBINATION OF SUBFREEZING SURFACE TEMPERATURES AND ABUNDANT GULF
MOISTURE WILL RESULT IN A LONG DURATION SNOW AND ICE EVENT FOR THE
ENTIRE FORECAST AREA. PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE INTO THE CUMBERLAND
PLATEAU AND SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...AND BECOME
HEAVIER AT TIMES AFTER SUNRISE ON FRIDAY AS IT OVERSPREADS THE
ENTIRE REGION FROM WEST TO EAST. WITH TEMPERATURES ALOFT REMAINING
ABOVE FREEZING FOR MOST OF THE EVENT ACROSS THE EAST TENNESSEE
VALLEY...A LONG DURATION FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET EVENT IS
ANTICIPATED...WITH WIDESPREAD ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN ONE TENTH TO
ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OF ICE POSSIBLE. FURTHER TO THE NORTH ACROSS
NORTHEAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA ...COLDER AIR WILL BE IN
PLACE WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR AN ALL SNOW EVENT...WITH THE POSSIBILITY
OF SOME SLEET MIXING IN AS WELL IN AREAS THAT APPROACH THE FREEZING
MARK LATER IN THE AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY BEGIN TO
TAPER OFF LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING

Address/Location
Etowah Rescue Squad and Rural Fire Dept.
1018 Tennessee Ave
Etowah, TN 37331

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 423-263-9312

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