Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
257 PM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

...A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION WILL REDEVELOP ACROSS THE NORTH
CAROLINA MOUNTAINS OVERNIGHT AND CONTINUE SATURDAY MORNING...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK FROM THE NORTHERN GULF COAST 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 AND ICE EXPECTED.

NCZ033-049-050-501-503-505-240400-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-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
257 PM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
SATURDAY...

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

* HAZARDS...LIGHT ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO A MIX OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN
  INTO THE EVENING HOURS. THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO
  SNOW BY DAYBREAK...THEN TAPER OFF BY NOON. ADDITIONAL LIGHT ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL DEVELOP ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE...MAINLY FROM
  THE OLD FORT AREA...TO SPRUCE PINE...TO JONAS RIDGE AND
  LINVILLE...TO BLOWING ROCK OVERNIGHT. FALLING SNOW LEVELS WILL
  ALLOW FOR A TRANSITION TO SNOW ACROSS THE HIGH ELEVATIONS BY
  DAYBREAK SATURDAY...TAPERING OFF BY MIDDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED BY THE TIME PRECIPITATION ENDS. LIGHT ADDITIONAL ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS COULD LEAD TO A FEW DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES
  NEAR THE BLUE RIDGE.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SNOW WILL MAKE ROADS
  HAZARDOUS. A FEW TREES AND POWER LINES COULD ALSO FALL NEAR
  THE BLUE RIDGE DUE TO ICE ACCUMULATION.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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.

&&

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NCZ048-051>053-058-059-240400-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-150124T1700Z/
MADISON-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAYNESVILLE...LAKE JUNALUSKA
257 PM EST FRI JAN 23 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
SATURDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET...

* LOCATIONS...MOST OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWESTERN NORTH
  CAROLINA MOUNTAINS ABOVE 3500 FEET. ALSO THE BLUE RIDGE AREA
  OF EASTERN BUNCOMBE COUNTY.

* HAZARDS...LIGHT ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO A MIX OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN
  INTO THE EVENING HOURS. THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER TO
  SNOW BY DAYBREAK...THEN TAPER OFF BY NOON. ADDITIONAL LIGHT ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS BEFORE
  PRECIPITATION CHANGES TO SNOW. VERY LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
  POSSIBLE ACROSS THE VALLEYS...WITH GREATER AMOUNTS LIMITED TO
  THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED BY THE TIME PRECIPITATION ENDS. LIGHT ADDITIONAL ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE AS WELL.

* IMPACTS...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 THIS MORNING. AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE
  IS EXPECTED IN THE MONTREAT AND BLACK MOUNTAIN AREAS OF
  BUNCOMBE COUNTY.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 30S.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

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.

&&

$$



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