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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
355 AM EST Wed Feb 15 2017

NCZ033-048>053-059-151500-
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
355 AM EST Wed Feb 15 2017

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

A low pressure system over north central Alabama will move
northeast across north Georgia and South Carolina this morning
before slipping east of the region this afternoon. Moisture will
return to the southern Appalachians with the low pressure system
this morning just as temperatures are falling toward critical
freezing values across the high mountains from the north and west.

Mainly light rain is early this morning, but some sleet or
freezing rain could mix in at times. The rain could mix with, or
change to, sleet along the higher ridges and near the immediate
Tennessee border from Swain County northeast to the northern North
Carolina mountains after daybreak. Temperatures will continue to
fall through mid-morning, with sleet and snow becoming more likely
in affected areas along the ridges and near the Tennessee line.
Snow and sleet accumulations around an inch will be possible above
3500 feet, with the higher peaks possibly seeing 2 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, the lower French
Broad River Valley, the northern North Carolina mountains, and
surrounding higher elevations. Slippery roadways will be possible
in some of these areas through Noon. If the potential for wintry
precipitation becomes a bit more widespread in these areas, a
Winter Weather Advisory could be needed.

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