Special Weather Statement
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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1011 PM EST Tue Feb 14 2017

NCZ033-048>053-059-151300-
Avery-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Swain-Haywood-Buncombe-
Northern Jackson-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, 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, Asheville, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, and Sylva
1011 PM EST Tue Feb 14 2017

...A MIXED BAG OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO AFFECT THE NORTHERN AND
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
MORNING...

A low pressure system over the Deep South late Tuesday evening
will move northeast toward the western Carolinas overnight before
slipping east of the region Wednesday afternoon. Moisture will
return to the southern Appalachians ahead of the low pressure
system overnight just as temperatures are falling toward critical
freezing values across the high mountains from the north and west.

Mainly light rain is expected at onset through the early
overnight hours, but some sleet could mix in at times. The rain
could mix with, or change to, freezing rain along the higher
ridges and near the immediate Tennessee border from Swain County
northeast to the northern North Carolina mountains toward
daybreak. Temperatures will continue to fall through mid-morning
Wednesday, with sleet and snow becoming more likely in affected
areas along the ridges and near the Tennessee line. Snow and sleet
accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible above 3500 feet,
with the higher peaks possibly seeing 3 inches of snow. Locations
very near the Tennessee border will be most likely to see spotty
freezing rain and a light glaze of ice on elevated surfaces.

Use caution if traveling in or near the Smokies, lower French
Broad River Valley, northern North Carolina mountains, and
surrounding higher elevations. Slippery roadways will be possible
in some of these areas through Noon Wednesday. If the potential
for wintry precipitation becomes a bit more widespread in these
areas, a Winter Weather Advisory could be needed.

$$

Gerapetritis



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