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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1036 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST 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
SHOWERS THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

NCZ033-048>052-311045-
/O.CON.KGSP.WS.W.0007.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-
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
1036 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO
8 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN COUNTIES ALONG THE TENNESSEE
  BORDER FROM AVERY TO SWAIN COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT WITH
  SNOW LEVELS DROPPING 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...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 6 INCHES...ALONG WITH
  AS MUCH AS 10 INCHES ON THE HIGHER WEST FACING PEAKS.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET SNOW COMBINED WITH VERY WINDY CONDITIONS
  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...FALLING INTO THE 20S BY SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. 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.

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. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

&&

$$

NCZ053-058-059-311045-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0022.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASHEVILLE...ROBBINSVILLE...CULLOWHEE...
SYLVA
1036 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO
8 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...BUNCOMBE...GRAHAM AND NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IN THE 1 TO 3 INCH RANGE.

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS FRIDAY EVENING WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW
  OVERNIGHT AS SNOW LEVELS DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOORS BY DAYBREAK
  SATURDAY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY LINGER THROUGH THE
  DAY ON SATURDAY...BEFORE ENDING SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...THE WET SNOW COMBINED WITH VERY WINDY CONDITIONS COULD
  PRODUCE ISOLATED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. ROAD SURFACES MAY
  SEE SLIGHTLY LESS SNOW ACCUMULATION...BUT BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES
  MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND ICY.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE UPPER 20S BT DAYBREAK SATURDAY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW 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. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

&&

$$



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