Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Greer, SC

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1012 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...LIGHT ICING POSSIBLE NEAR THE BLUE RIDGE NORTH OF INTERSTATE
40 OVERNIGHT...

.MOISTURE WILL RETURN FROM THE SOUTH OVER A COLD AND DRY AIR MASS
ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN FOOTHILLS OF NORTH
CAROLINA OVERNIGHT. LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL DEVELOP FROM THE
SOUTH IN THE PRE-DAWN HOURS AS TEMPERATURES FALL TO NEAR OR BELOW
FREEZING ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE. SOME LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL LIKELY DEVELOP BY AROUND DAYBREAK NORTH OF
I-40 ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS AND BLUE RIDGE.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD CLIMB BACK ABOVE FREEZING BY MID TO LATE
MORNING ON TUESDAY.

NCZ033-049-050-501-503-505-031200-
/O.CON.KGSP.ZR.Y.0005.150303T0500Z-150303T1700Z/
AVERY-YANCEY-MITCHELL-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-BURKE MOUNTAINS-
MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...ELK PARK...
CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...BURNSVILLE...SPRUCE PINE
1012 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA AND THE
  ADJACENT BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN ZONES NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40.

* HAZARDS...A LIGHT ACCUMULATION OF ICE...MAINLY ON TREE LIMBS
  AND ELEVATED SURFACES.

* TIMING...BEGINNING AROUND 5 AM...THEN CHANGING TO RAIN BY MID
  TO LATE MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* IMPACTS...A LIGHT ACCUMULATION ON TREE LIMBS...POWER LINES...
  AND ELEVATED SURFACES. UNTREATED BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES COULD
  BECOME SLIPPERY AROUND DAYBREAK ON TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING EARLY
TUESDAY MORNING.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF
WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES. ADDITIONAL DETAILS
CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

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