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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
355 AM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

...A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE NORTH
CAROLINA MOUNTAINS THIS MORNING INTO THIS AFTERNOON...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK FROM THE NORTHERN GULF COAST
EARLY FRIDAY TO THE NORTH CAROLINA OUTER BANKS BY EARLY SATURDAY.
ABUNDANT DEEP MOISTURE WILL ACCOMPANY THE SYSTEM...WHILE COLD
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE MID ATLANTIC STATES. THE
COMBINATION OF THE MOISTURE AND COLD AIR WILL RESULT IN A MIXED
BAG OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS...
WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE EXPECTED.

NCZ033-049-050-501-503-505-231700-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0002.150123T1100Z-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
355 AM 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...SNOW...AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS.

* TIMING...A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TO START AROUND
  SUNRISE THIS MORNING...SLOWLY TRANSITIONING TO FREEZING RAIN BY
  NOON. WHILE MOST AREAS SHOULD THEN TRANSITION QUICKLY TO RAIN...
  A SMALL AREA OF FREEZING TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED TO BECOME
  LOCKED IN FOR AT LEAST A FEW HOURS THIS AFTERNOON ALONG THE BLUE
  RIDGE...MAINLY FROM THE OLD FORT AREA...TO SPRUCE PINE...TO
  JONAS RIDGE AND LINVILLE...TO BLOWING ROCK. THIS WILL RESULT IN
  A CONTINUATION OF FREEZING RAIN IN THESE LOCATIONS UNTIL MID-
  AFTERNOON OR SO. FALLING SNOW LEVELS WILL ALLOW FOR A TRANSITION
  TO SNOW ACROSS THE HIGH ELEVATIONS BY DAYBREAK SATURDAY...TAPERING
  OFF BY MIDDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3
  INCHES...WITH MOST OF THE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OCCURRING SATURDAY
  MORNING. MOST LOCATIONS WILL SEE ICE ACCUMULATIONS AROUND A
  TENTH OF AN INCH THIS MORNING. HOWEVER...LOCATIONS ALONG THE
  BLUE RIDGE COULD SEE AS MUCH AS A QUARTER INCH.

* 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 UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S.

* WINDS...EAST AROUND 10 MPH THROUGH TODAY...THEN BECOMING
  NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
  SATURDAY.

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>053-058-059-062>064-231700-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0002.150123T1100Z-150124T1700Z/
MADISON-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-
SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAYNESVILLE...LAKE JUNALUSKA...
HIGHLANDS
355 AM 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...SNOW...AND POSSIBLY SLEET ACCUMULATIONS
  ON AREA ROADS.

* TIMING...A MIX OF MAINLY SNOW AND SLEET IS EXPECTED AT THE ONSET
  OF PRECIPITATION THIS MORNING. A BRIEF TRANSITION TO FREEZING
  RAIN MAY OCCUR IN MANY AREAS BEFORE TRANSITIONING QUICKLY TO
  RAIN BY EARLY AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...A FEW POCKETS OF FREEZING
  RAIN MAY LINGER INTO THE AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE BLUE
  RIDGE. FALLING SNOW LEVELS WILL ALLOW FOR A TRANSITION TO SNOW
  ACROSS THE HIGH ELEVATIONS BY DAYBREAK SATURDAY...TAPERING OFF
  BY MIDDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF GENERALLY 1 TO 2
  INCHES...WITH MOST OF THE SNOW ACCUMULATION EARLY SATURDAY. A
  TRACE TO A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF FREEZING RAIN IS LIKELY
  IN SPOTS THIS MORNING. AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE IS
  EXPECTED IN THE MONTREAT AND BLACK MOUNTAIN AREAS OF BUNCOMBE
  COUNTY.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SNOW WILL MAKE ROADS
  HAZARDOUS.

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

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH OVERNIGHT TODAY...BEFORE TURNING
  TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH LATE FRIDAY
  NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

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.

&&

$$
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