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

...A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY SATURDAY...

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

NCZ033-049-050-501-503-505-230430-
/O.NEW.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
321 PM EST THU JAN 22 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING
RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO NOON EST SATURDAY.

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

* HAZARDS...LIGHT ICE...SNOW...AND POSSIBLY SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ON
  AREA ROADS.

* TIMING...A MIX OF SLEET AND SNOW IS EXPECTED TO START AROUND
  DAYBREAK FRIDAY...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...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3
  INCHES...MOSTLY OCCURRING SATURDAY MORNING...ALONG WITH AROUND A
  FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE...MAINLY ALONG THE EAST-FACING
  SLOPES OF THE BLUE RIDGE ESCARPMENT.

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

* TEMPERATURES...WILL BE NEARLY STEADY IN THE LOW TO MID 30S.

* WINDS...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...THEN NORTHWEST 10
  TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ON 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>064-230430-
/O.NEW.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
321 PM EST THU JAN 22 2015

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 3500 FEET FOR SNOW...SLEET...AND
FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO NOON EST
SATURDAY.

* 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 PRE-DAWN HOURS LATE TONIGHT.
  PRECIPITATION WILL THEN TRANSITION TO ALL RAIN BY MIDDAY
  FRIDAY...THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. THEN SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO
  ABOUT 3500 FEET BY DAYBREAK SATURDAY...TAPERING OFF BY MIDDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF GENERALLY 1 TO
  2 INCHES...ALONG WITH AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.

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

* TEMPERATURES...NEARLY STEADY IN THE LOW TO MID 30S
  TONIGHT...THEN WARMING TO UPPER 30S ON FRIDAY...BEFORE FALLING
  BACK INTO THE LOWER 30S SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY...THEN
  SOUTHWEST 5 MPH...BEFORE TURNING TO NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH
  GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ON 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.

&&

$$

ARK



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