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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
423 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...HEAVY SNOW MAY AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO CROSS THE
SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS EARLY SATURDAY. VERY COLD AIR WILL
ACCOMPANY THE SYSTEM...ALLOWING SNOW LEVELS TO DROP ACROSS THE
HIGH TERRAIN OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA STARTING FRIDAY EVENING. AS
THE SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST DURING THE DAY ON SATURDAY...STRONG
NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE...RESULTING IN NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWER
THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

NCZ033-048>053-058-059-301930-
/O.NEW.KGSP.WS.A.0004.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-
NORTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...ELK PARK...
CROSSNORE...SUGAR MOUNTAIN...MARS HILL...MARSHALL...HOT SPRINGS...
BURNSVILLE...SPRUCE PINE...BRYSON CITY...WAYNESVILLE...CANTON...
LAKE JUNALUSKA...ASHEVILLE...ROBBINSVILLE...CULLOWHEE...SYLVA
423 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN COUNTIES ALONG THE TENNESSEE
  BORDER...AND NORTHERN JACKSON AND BUNCOMBE COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* TIMING...SHOWERS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP FRIDAY EVENING...STARTING
  OUT AS RAIN OR A MIX...THEN CHANGING OVER TO SNOW OVERNIGHT AS
  SNOW LEVELS DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOORS BY DAYBREAK SATURDAY.
  NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY LINGER THROUGH THE DAY ON
  SATURDAY...BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE
  VALLEYS...AND 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 3500 FT ARE LIKELY. A FEW
  RIDGE TOP LOCATIONS MAY SEE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET SNOW COULD PRODUCE ISOLATED TREE AND
  POWER LINE DAMAGE. ROAD SURFACES MAY SEE SLIGHTLY LESS SNOW
  ACCUMULATION...BUT BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WILL LIKELY REMAIN
  SNOW COVERED AND ICY.

* TEMPERATURES...WILL FALL FROM THE LOWER 40S AND UPPER 30S TO
  BELOW FREEZING OVERNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT...AS SNOW LEVELS FALL.
  THEN SOME REBOUND IN THE VALLEYS TO THE MID 30S TO LOWER
  40S...WHILE ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FT WILL GENERALLY STAY BELOW
  FREEZING. ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL THEN FALL BELOW FREEZING
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN VISIBLITY CAN BE EXPECTED
  AT TIMES WITHIN THE SNOW SHOWERS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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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ARK


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