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

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

...LIGHT ICING POSSIBLE NEAR THE BLUE RIDGE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40
LATE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING...

.AFTER COOL HIGH PRESSURE MOVES PAST TO THE NORTH
TONIGHT...MOISTURE WILL RETURN FROM THE SOUTH OVER THE TOP OF A
COLD AND DRY AIR MASS OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN
FOOTHILLS OF NORTH CAROLINA ON TUESDAY MORNING. 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.

NCZ033-049-050-501-503-505-030430-
/O.NEW.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
316 PM EST MON MAR 2 2015

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON
EST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT
TONIGHT TO 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 4 AM...THEN CHANGING TO RAIN BY MID TO
  LATE MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION.

* 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 30S.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN PATCHY DENSE
  FOG AND FREEZING FOG.

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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