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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1044 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO CROSS
THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS EARLY SATURDAY. VERY COLD AIR WILL
ACCOMPANY THE SYSTEM...ALLOWING SNOW LEVELS TO DROP ACROSS THE
HIGH TERRAIN OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA STARTING THIS EVENING. AS
THE SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST DURING THE DAY ON SATURDAY... STRONG
NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE...RESULTING IN NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS
THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

NCZ033-048>052-312300-
/O.CON.KGSP.WS.W.0007.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...ELK PARK...
CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...MARS HILL...MARSHALL...HOT SPRINGS...
BURNSVILLE...SPRUCE PINE...BRYSON CITY...WAYNESVILLE...CANTON...
LAKE JUNALUSKA
1044 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN COUNTIES ALONG THE
  TENNESSEE BORDER FROM AVERY TO SWAIN.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW TONIGHT WITH SNOW LEVELS
  DROPPING TO THE VALLEY FLOORS BY DAYBREAK ON SATURDAY. NUMEROUS
  SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY LINGER THROUGH THE DAY ON
  SATURDAY...BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 6 INCHES...PERHAPS AS
  MUCH AS 10 INCHES ON WEST FACING PEAKS ABOVE 4000 FEET AND ALONG
  THE IMMEDIATE TENNESSEE BORDER.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET SNOW COMBINED WITH WINDY CONDITIONS
  COULD PRODUCE ISOLATED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. ROAD
  SURFACES MAY SEE SLIGHTLY LESS SNOW ACCUMULATION...BUT BRIDGES
  AND OVERPASSES WILL LIKELY REMAIN SNOW COVERED AND ICY.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S TONIGHT AND LOW TO MID 30S
  SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA
FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS BY CALLING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. LEAVE A
MESSAGE WITH YOUR OBSERVATION AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT
OCCURRED. YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR REPORT TO NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG FACEBOOK OR TWEET YOUR REPORT
USING HASHTAG NWSGSP. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

&&

$$

NCZ053-058-059-312300-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0022.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASHEVILLE...ROBBINSVILLE...CULLOWHEE...
SYLVA
1044 AM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS
EVENING TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...BUNCOMBE...GRAHAM AND NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL.

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS THIS EVENING WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW
  OVERNIGHT AS SNOW LEVELS DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOORS BY DAYBREAK
  SATURDAY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY LINGER THROUGH THE
  DAY ON SATURDAY...BEFORE ENDING SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES...WITH
  PERHAPS UP TO 5 INCHES ON SOME RIDGETOPS ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* IMPACTS...THE WET SNOW COMBINED WITH VERY WINDY CONDITIONS
  COULD PRODUCE ISOLATED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. ROAD
  SURFACES MAY SEE SLIGHTLY LESS SNOW ACCUMULATION...BUT BRIDGES
  AND OVERPASSES MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND ICY.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S TO AROUND 30 TONIGHT...AND
  MAINLY MID 30S ON SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...AND USE CAUTION
WHILE DRIVING.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS BY CALLING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. LEAVE A
MESSAGE WITH YOUR OBSERVATION AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT
OCCURRED. YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR REPORT TO NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG FACEBOOK OR TWEET YOUR REPORT
USING HASHTAG NWSGSP. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

&&

$$

HG



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