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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1014 PM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

...A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL REDEVELOP ACROSS THE NORTH
CAROLINA MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ALONG THE COASTAL CAROLINAS
OVERNIGHT...WHILE A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE APPROACHES FROM
THE WEST. FAIRLY ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...AS THE REGION REMAINS UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF THESE SYSTEMS THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.
TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN FALLING AGAIN FROM THE WEST
OVERNIGHT...ALLOWING A RETURN OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN
TO THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS. MAINLY LIGHT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS
ARE EXPECTED...WITH SNOW SHOWERS TAPERING OFF ALONG THE TENNESSEE
BORDER COUNTIES AROUND MIDDAY.

NCZ033-049-050-501-503-505-241200-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-150124T1700Z/
AVERY-YANCEY-MITCHELL-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-BURKE MOUNTAINS-
MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...ELK PARK...
CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...BURNSVILLE...SPRUCE PINE
1014 PM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT BLUE RIDGE
  ESCARPMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA.

* HAZARDS...LIGHT ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

* TIMING...RAIN...WITH POCKETS OF FREEZING RAIN...WILL CONTINUE
  THROUGH THE LATE EVENING HOURS. TEMPERATURES WILL COOL
  OVERNIGHT...WITH FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET BECOMING MORE
  WIDESPREAD ONCE AGAIN...AND A CHANGEOVER TO MAINLY SNOW EXPECTED
  AROUND DAYBREAK. SNOW SHOWERS WILL STEADILY PARE BACK TOWARD THE
  TENNESSEE BORDER THROUGH NOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2
  INCHES...ALONG WITH ICE ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM A FEW
  HUNDREDTHS TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL
  FOCUS CLOSER TO THE TENNESSEE BORDER...WHILE ICE ACCUMULATIONS
  WILL BE WORSE NEARER THE BLUE RIDGE.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SNOW WILL MAKE ROADS
  HAZARDOUS. A FEW TREES AND POWER LINES COULD ALSO FALL NEAR
  THE BLUE RIDGE DUE TO ICE ACCUMULATION.

* TEMPERATURES...MAINLY IN THE LOWER 30S.

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY WINDS EARLY...TURNING NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH
  WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH SATURDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS BY CALLING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. LEAVE A
MESSAGE WITH YOUR OBSERVATION AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT
OCCURRED. YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR REPORT TO NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG FACEBOOK OR TWEET YOUR REPORT
USING HASHTAG NWSGSP.

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.

&&

$$

NCZ048-051>053-058-059-241200-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-150124T1700Z/
MADISON-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAYNESVILLE...LAKE JUNALUSKA
1014 PM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
SATURDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS...MOST OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN NORTH
  CAROLINA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 3500 FEET. ALSO THE BLUE RIDGE AREA
  OF EASTERN BUNCOMBE COUNTY.

* HAZARDS...LIGHT ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

* TIMING...RAIN...WITH POCKETS OF FREEZING RAIN...WILL GRADUALLY
  CHANGE OVER TO MAINLY FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET AS TEMPERATURES
  FALL AFTER MIDNIGHT. A STEADY TRANSITION TO SNOW WILL THEN OCCUR
  THROUGH DAYBREAK ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WITH SNOW
  SHOWERS TAPERING OFF TOWARD THE TENNESSEE BORDER BY NOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES AT
  ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FEET...WITH LOCAL 3 INCH TOTALS ON THE
  RIDGE TOPS OF THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL
  RANGE FROM A TRACE TO A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. THE MONTREAT
  AND BLACK MOUNTAIN SECTIONS OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY COULD SEE AN
  ADDITIONAL TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE OVERNIGHT.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SNOW WILL MAKE ROADS
  HAZARDOUS...MAINLY AT ELEVATIONS NEAR OR ABOVE 3500 FEET. A FEW
  LIMBS COULD FALL FROM ICE ACCUMULATIONS IN THE AREAS
  EXPERIENCING THE HEAVIEST ICING.

* TEMPERATURES...MAINLY IN THE LOWER 30S.

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY WINDS EARLY...BECOMING NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 20
  MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH SATURDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS BY CALLING THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. LEAVE A
MESSAGE WITH YOUR OBSERVATION AND THE SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE IT
OCCURRED. YOU CAN ALSO POST YOUR REPORT TO NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG FACEBOOK OR TWEET YOUR REPORT
USING HASHTAG NWSGSP.

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.

&&

$$

GERAPETRITIS



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