Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1205 AM EST WED FEB 25 2015

...A WINTER STORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING...AND THEN TRACK QUICKLY
EASTWARD THROUGH THE DEEP SOUTH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. AT THE SAME
TIME...COLDER AIR IS EXPECTED TO MOVE DOWN FROM THE NORTH.
PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN AS RAIN OUTSIDE THE MOUNTAINS...BUT IS
EXPECTED TO CHANGE OVER TO SNOW AS THE INTENSITY INCREASES AND
THE TEMPERATURE COOLS WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE SNOW IS LIKELY TO
BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES DURING THE EVENING HOURS AS THE LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM MAKES ITS CLOSEST PASS BY THE AREA. THE HEAVY
SNOW WILL MOVE EAST AND TAPER OFF EARLY THURSDAY MORNING AS THE
LOW MOVES OFFSHORE. SOME UNCERTAINTY REMAINS IN TERMS OF WHERE
THE DIVISION BETWEEN RAIN AND SNOW WILL BE SITUATED WHICH COULD
BE SOMEWHERE OVER THE SOUTHERN PIEDMONT AREAS OF NORTHEAST
GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE. THEREFORE...A WINTER
STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ELBERT...ABBEVILLE AND
GREENWOOD COUNTIES.

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-
068>072-082-501>510-SCZ001>010-012>014-251315-
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RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-AVERY-ALEXANDER-IREDELL-
DAVIE-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-CATAWBA-
ROWAN-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-
HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS-UNION-
CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-
MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-
GREATER RUTHERFORD-POLK MOUNTAINS-EASTERN POLK-OCONEE MOUNTAINS-
PICKENS MOUNTAINS-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS-GREATER OCONEE-
GREATER PICKENS-GREATER GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG-CHEROKEE-YORK-
ANDERSON-LAURENS-CHESTER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...PINE MOUNTAIN...
MOUNTAIN CITY...CORNELIA...DEMOREST...CLARKESVILLE...TOCCOA...
ROYSTON...LAVONIA...FRANKLIN SPRINGS...CANON...HARTWELL...
REED CREEK...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...ELK PARK...CROSSNORE...
SUGAR MOUNTAIN...BETHLEHEM...TAYLORSVILLE...STONY POINT...
STATESVILLE...MOORESVILLE...MOCKSVILLE...MARS HILL...MARSHALL...
HOT SPRINGS...BURNSVILLE...SPRUCE PINE...BRYSON CITY...
WAYNESVILLE...CANTON...LAKE JUNALUSKA...ASHEVILLE...HICKORY...
NEWTON...ST. STEPHENS...SALISBURY...ROBBINSVILLE...CULLOWHEE...
SYLVA...FRANKLIN...HIGHLANDS...CASHIERS...BREVARD...
HENDERSONVILLE...FLETCHER...EAST FLAT ROCK...ETOWAH...SHELBY...
KINGS MOUNTAIN...LINCOLNTON...GASTONIA...CHARLOTTE...CONCORD...
KANNAPOLIS...MONROE...INDIAN TRAIL...WEDDINGTON...TRINITY...
WALHALLA...WESTMINSTER...NINE TIMES...PUMPKINTOWN...
ROCKY BOTTOM...CAESARS HEAD...CLEVELAND...GOWENSVILLE...
MARIETTA...TIGERVILLE...SENECA...EASLEY...CLEMSON...GREENVILLE...
TAYLORS...GREER...MAULDIN...SIMPSONVILLE...BEREA...SPARTANBURG...
GAFFNEY...ROCK HILL...ANDERSON...LAURENS...CLINTON...UNION...
CHESTER...GREAT FALLS
1205 AM EST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
WEDNESDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY TO
7 AM EST THURSDAY...

* LOCATIONS...FOR MOST OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...NORTHEAST
  GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE.

* HAZARDS...BLACK ICE ON ROADS TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY. A FEW
  PATCHES OF FREEZING DRIZZLE OR FREEZING FOG EARLY WEDNESDAY
  MORNING. ACCUMULATING SNOW ON HIGHWAYS LATE WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY
  THURSDAY THAT WILL CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* TIMING...BLACK ICE SHOULD MELT BY MIDDAY WEDNESDAY. RAIN AND
  SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHEAST GEORGIA...THE WESTERN
  UPSTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS OF NORTH
  CAROLINA LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN QUICKLY SPREAD EAST
  ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE AREA EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE 3 TO 6 INCHES
  ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST
  GEORGIA WITH AS MUCH AS 8 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST
  MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW ON HIGHWAYS.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING TO AROUND 30 OUTSIDE THE MOUNTAINS WITH
  MID 20S IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE MILE IN THE HEAVIEST SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN
YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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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ELBERT-ABBEVILLE-GREENWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELBERTON...ABBEVILLE...CALHOUN FALLS...
GREENWOOD
1205 AM EST WED FEB 25 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
WEDNESDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING
THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* LOCATIONS...THE LOWER PIEDMONT AND LAKELANDS OF UPSTATE SOUTH
  CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA.

* HAZARDS...BLACK ICE ON ROADS TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY.
  ACCUMULATING SNOW ON HIGHWAYS LATE WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY
  THURSDAY MAY CAUSE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* TIMING...BLACK ICE SHOULD MELT BY MIDDAY WEDNESDAY. RAIN IS
  EXPECTED DEVELOP LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN TURN TO
  SNOW AS IT TURNS COLDER WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS...THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR ACCUMULATING
  SNOWFALL WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SNOW ON HIGHWAYS.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 30S.

* WINDS...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...AS LOW AS ONE MILE IN THE HEAVIEST SNOW.

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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