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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
357 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-
068>072-082-501>510-SCZ001>014-019-140900-
RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-ELBERT-AVERY-ALEXANDER-
IREDELL-DAVIE-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-
CATAWBA-ROWAN-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-
TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-MECKLENBURG-
CABARRUS-UNION-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-
BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-GREATER RUTHERFORD-POLK MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN POLK-OCONEE MOUNTAINS-PICKENS MOUNTAINS-
GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS-GREATER OCONEE-GREATER PICKENS-
GREATER GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG-CHEROKEE-YORK-ANDERSON-ABBEVILLE-
LAURENS-CHESTER-GREENWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...PINE MOUNTAIN...
MOUNTAIN CITY...CORNELIA...BALDWIN...DEMOREST...CLARKESVILLE...
HOLLYWOOD...BOYDVILLE...TOCCOA...ROYSTON...WHITWORTH...LAVONIA...
FRANKLIN SPRINGS...CANON...HARTWELL...NUBERG...REED CREEK...
ELBERTON...FORTSONIA...MIDDLETON...RUCKERSVILLE...INGALLS...
BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...BETHLEHEM...ELLENDALE...MILLERSVILLE...
TAYLORSVILLE...HIDDENITE...STONY POINT...STATESVILLE...
MOORESVILLE...FARMINGTON...FORK CHURCH...MOCKSVILLE...ADVANCE...
FAUST...MARS HILL...MARSHALL...WALNUT...ALLENSTAND...
HOT SPRINGS...LUCK...SWISS...BURNSVILLE...CELO...MICAVILLE...
RAMSEYTOWN...BUSICK...MOUNT MITCHELL STATE PARK...SPRUCE PINE...
POPLAR...NEWFOUND GAP...ALARKA...ALMOND...BRYSON CITY...LUADA...
SMOKEMONT...WESSER...WAYNESVILLE...WATERVILLE...CANTON...CRUSO...
COVE CREEK...LAKE JUNALUSKA...DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE...HICKORY...
NEWTON...ST. STEPHENS...SALISBURY...ROBBINSVILLE...STECOAH...
CULLOWHEE...TUCKASEGEE...SYLVA...FRANKLIN...RAINBOW SPRINGS...
KYLE...NANTAHALA LAKE...HIGHLANDS...WOLF MOUNTAIN...CASHIERS...
BREVARD...CEDAR MOUNTAIN...LITTLE RIVER...HENDERSONVILLE...
FLETCHER...DANA...EAST FLAT ROCK...TUXEDO...ETOWAH...SHELBY...
KINGS MOUNTAIN...LINCOLNTON...CROUSE...GASTONIA...
CENTER CITY CHARLOTTE...EASTLAND MALL...SOUTHPARK MALL...
UNC CHARLOTTE...CONCORD...KANNAPOLIS...MONROE...TRINITY...
INDIAN TRAIL...WEDDINGTON...PATTERSON...KINGS CREEK...LENOIR...
SAWMILLS...GRANITE FALLS...JONAS RIDGE...MORGANTON...
PLEASANT GROVE...VALDESE...ASHFORD...SUGAR HILL...WOODLAWN...
OLD FORT...MARION...NEBO...DYSARTSVILLE...FERO...GLENWOOD...
LAKE LURE...FOREST CITY...RUTHERFORDTON...SPINDALE...SALUDA...
TRYON...COLUMBUS...LAKE ADGER...MILL SPRING...MOUNTAIN REST...
WALHALLA...WESTMINSTER...PUMPKINTOWN...TIGERVILLE...GOWENSVILLE...
CAESARS HEAD...CLEVELAND...MARIETTA...SENECA...OAKWAY...EASLEY...
DACUSVILLE...CLEMSON...DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE...TAYLORS...GREER...
MAULDIN...FORK SHOALS...SIMPSONVILLE...BEREA...SPARTANBURG...
GAFFNEY...CATAWBA...ROCK HILL...ANDERSON...ABBEVILLE...
CALHOUN FALLS...LAURENS...CLINTON...UNION...MONARCH MILLS...
BLACKSTOCK...CHESTER...CORNWELL...GREAT FALLS...WARE SHOALS...
NINETY SIX
357 PM EST SAT FEB 13 2016

...COLD WAVE EXPECTED OVER THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST
GEORGIA THROUGH SUNDAY...

A VERY COLD ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL SETTLE ACROSS THE REGION
TONIGHT...WITH LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO LOWER
TEENS IN THE MOUNTAINS...AND IN THE TEENS TO AROUND 20 OVER THE
FOOTHILLS AND PIEDMONT. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE AGAIN ON
SUNDAY TO RISE THROUGH THE 20S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND THE 30S
ACROSS THE PIEDMONT...WITH HIGHS GENERALLY 15 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL IN MOST AREAS.

THE COLD WEATHER WILL RESULT IN HIGH DEMANDS FOR ELECTRICITY
ACROSS THE REGION. POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT FROM THE HEAVY
ELECTRICAL LOAD. THOSE WHO REQUIRE ELECTRICITY FOR HEATING OR
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SHOULD CONSIDER BACKUP HEAT OR ELECTRICAL
SOURCES.

TAKE STEPS NOW TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY AND HEALTH FROM THE
EXTREME COLD. IF YOU GO OUTSIDE...WEAR SEVERAL LAYERS OF LOOSE
FITTING...LIGHTWEIGHT...WARM CLOTHING RATHER THAN ONE LAYER OF
HEAVY CLOTHING. MITTENS ARE WARMER THAN GLOVES. WEAR A HAT AND
COVER YOUR MOUTH WITH A SCARF. IF DRIVING...KEEP YOUR GAS TANK
NEAR FULL TO AVOID ICE IN THE TANK AND FUEL LINES. CHECK YOUR
ANTIFREEZE AND WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID LEVELS. BE SURE TO CARRY A
FULLY CHARGED CELL PHONE.

IN YOUR HOME...CONSIDER ALLOWING INDOOR PLUMBING FIXTURES TO DRIP
TO ALLOW WATER TO TRICKLE THROUGH PIPES AND INHIBIT FREEZING. USE
CAUTION WITH SPACE HEATERS IN ORDER TO AVOID FIRE OR INJURY. IF
EMERGENCY GENERATORS WILL BE USED...THEY MUST BE SITUATED OUTDOORS
IN WELL VENTILATED AREAS TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

ALSO...REMEMBER TO CHECK IN ON FAMILY...FRIENDS...AND ELDERLY
NEIGHBORS WHO MIGHT BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE COLD. DO NOT FORGET
ABOUT YOUR PETS AND LIVESTOCK. MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A SOURCE OF
WATER THAT WILL NOT FREEZE AND A WARM PLACE TO TAKE SHELTER FROM
THE WIND AND COLD.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WALK ON FROZEN PONDS...LAKES OR STREAMS...AS THE
ICE WILL NOT BE THICK ENOUGH TO SUPPORT THE WEIGHT...EVEN OF A
CHILD.

A COLD WAVE IS DEFINED AS WHEN THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE IS
12 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW NORMAL MID-JANUARY AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURES FOR 48 HOURS OR LONGER. NORMAL MID-JANUARY AVERAGE
DAILY TEMPERATURES ARE...FOR ASHEVILLE 37...CHARLOTTE 41...AND
GSP 42. BY DEFINITION IT FOLLOWS THAT A COLD WAVE IS WHEN THE
AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR ASHEVILLE IS 25...CHARLOTTE IS
29...AND GSP IS 30 DEGREES.

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