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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1012 PM EST THU JAN 22 2015

...A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE NORTH
CAROLINA MOUNTAINS FROM EARLY FRIDAY THROUGH MIDDAY SATURDAY...

.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.

NCZ033-049-050-501-503-505-231200-
/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
1012 PM EST THU JAN 22 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO
NOON EST SATURDAY...

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

* HAZARDS...LIGHT ICE...SNOW...AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ON AREA
  ROADWAYS.

* TIMING...A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TO START AROUND
  DAYBREAK FRIDAY...SLOWLY TRANSITIONING TO RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN
  DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. THEN...SNOW LEVELS WILL
  FALL BACK DOWN TO ABOUT 3500 FT OVERNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT... WITH
  SNOW TAPERING OFF BY MIDDAY SATURDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3
  INCHES...WITH MOST OF THE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OCCURRING EARLY
  SATURDAY MORNING. ICE ACCUMULATIONS AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH
  ARE LIKELY FRIDAY...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE EAST FACING SLOPES OF
  THE BLUE RIDGE ESCARPMENT.

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

* TEMPERATURES...MAINLY IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S.

* WINDS...EAST AROUND 10 MPH THROUGH FRIDAY...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>064-231200-
/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
1012 PM EST THU JAN 22 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO
NOON EST SATURDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS...MOST OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN NORTH
  CAROLINA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 3500 FEET.

* 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 DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS FRIDAY.
  PRECIPITATION WILL THEN TRANSITION TO ALL RAIN BY MIDDAY
  FRIDAY...BUT WITH A FEW POCKETS OF FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLY
  LINGERING. SNOW LEVELS WILL THEN FALL TO ABOUT 3500 FEET 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 ON FRIDAY AS WELL.

* 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 THROUGH FRIDAY...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.

&&

$$

GERAPETRITIS


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