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Snow And Extreme Cold Continues to Impact Southern West Virginia

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    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:13:55 GMT
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    In Raleigh County, a woman is miraculously not seriously injured, after her car rolls over on I-77 around 6:30 Wednesday night.An eyewitness tells us the woman was driving in the left lane on the northbound side. She suddenly veered off the road, over corrected,then slammed into the side of a tractor trailer. The car rolled multiple times before coming to a stop on it's roof.The witness says two small dogs ran out of the car. Moments later, the woman crawled out and ran after one of the dogs....
  • UPDATE: Suspect in custody in connection with Montcalm shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect in custody in connection with Montcalm shooting

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:16:53 GMT
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    Emotions were high in Montcalm on Thursday following a shooting. Neighbors were not surprised to hear of the shooting in their area, because they say, violence is unfortunately all too common in their neighborhood.
  • Environmentalists talk about Mountain Top Removal as Coal Miners Protest in Pittsburgh

    Environmentalists talk about Mountain Top Removal as Coal Miners Protest in Pittsburgh

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:59:03 GMT
    As hundreds of coal miners protest in Pittsburgh over the hearing on E-P-A regulations, 59News talks to an Environmental group to get both sides of the controversy."Coal River Mountain Watch" is a non-profit organization organization, out of Whitesville, Raleigh County.The organizations mission is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountain top removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities.Mike Roselle a membe...
    As hundreds of coal miners protest in Pittsburgh over the hearing on E-P-A regulations, 59News talks to an Environmental group to get both sides of the controversy."Coal River Mountain Watch" is a non-profit organization organization, out of Whitesville, Raleigh County.The organizations mission is to stop the destruction of our communities and environment by mountain top removal mining, to improve the quality of life in our area and to help rebuild sustainable communities.Mike Roselle a membe...

TUESDAY NIGHT UPDATE:

Scattered snow showers are continuing to fall across much of the area.  Snow will gradually taper off during the overnight and early morning hours.  Additional light accumulations are possible overnight before the snow winds down by early Wednesday.

Temperatures tonight will fall to near 0 or below.  Winds blowing out of the Northwest at 25-35mph will make temperatures feel like they are -10 to -15 degrees in many locations with some spots in the mountains feeling like -20 degrees.

Skies will gradually clear on Wednesday and we'll see a break from the wintry precipitation before more snow arrives on Thursday.

Stay with StormTracker 59 for the latest weather information.

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TUESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE:

A WINTER STORM WARNING for the entire 59 News viewing area throughout the day and in to the night. We could possibly see anywhere from 4" to 8" (see picture) of heavy, wet snow across the area before the system exits later tonight. Wet snow piling up on limbs and power lines could mean power outages later today as wind gust from 20 to 30mph throughout the afternoon. Roads will be slick as the rain/snow mix we saw earlier today, causing the roads to be wet, will freeze as temperatures drop throughout the day. Snow will gradually taper off this afternoon/evening as the temperatures continue to plummet.

Midday temperatures will drop to the mid 20s by noon and in to the teens by this afternoon. Arctic air will continue to filter into the area, low will drop to around 0 throughout the overnight. Conditions will remain dangerous for driving for the next few days as temperatures will not climb to near freezing until the weekend. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is also in effect for the area as values could drop to -20 below. Bundle up if you need tom go outside this afternoon/overnight.

Keep it here for updates on this winter storm and the potential for more snow on Thursday as a another cold front moves through the area.

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Our first major winter storm of 2014 will move into the area tonight and bring snow and frigid air with it. Clouds will build throughout Monday evening and a light mix of rain/snow will move into the area with breezy conditions, winds could gust up to 30mph throughout the day. A cold front will move through overnight, changing the mix to snow. Heavy snow is possible for early Tuesday morning making for a messy morning commute as winds continue to gust. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming, McDowell and Pocahontas counties with a Winter Storm Watch for Mercer, Tazewell, Summers, Monroe and Greenbrier counties. Snow totals could reach up to 6" in the higher elevations with some of the peaks getting up to 8". Most areas in the lowlands will accumulate around 3" to 4" and with the temperatures falling throughout Tuesday expect all that falls to stick.

Temperatures will gradually fall into the low 20's overnight and continue to fall throughout the day on Tuesday. By the late evening we could already be in the single digits with wind chills below zero. The snow will taper off into the overnight as the cold air settles in. Expect highs to stay below freezing for most places all the way into the weekend, making it hard to get rid of the snow that piles up.