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Wind Chill Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
954 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS AND LIGHT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS FOR MOST OF THE MOUNTAINS...

.A SURGE OF ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST
TONIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN A PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW...FOLLOWED BY
INCREASING WINDS AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS TONIGHT.

NCZ033-049-050-131100-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-160213T1100Z/
/O.CON.KGSP.WC.Y.0005.160213T0500Z-160214T1500Z/
AVERY-YANCEY-MITCHELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...BURNSVILLE...
SPRUCE PINE
954 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST
SATURDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA.

* HAZARDS...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND VERY STRONG GUSTY
  WINDS. THE COMBINATION OF THE WINDS WITH FALLING TEMPERATURES
  WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS TONIGHT.

* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS WILL PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO
  INCHES INTO TONIGHT. WINDS WILL START TO INCREASE OUT OF THE
  NORTHWEST BY EARLY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT. WIND
  CHILLS WILL FALL BELOW 5 DEGREES STARTING AROUND MIDNIGHT...AND
  REMAIN IN THE 5 TO MINUS 15 RANGE UNTIL AFTER SUNRISE SUNDAY.

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

* IMPACTS...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...VERY STRONG GUSTY WINDS...
   AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS MAY MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TO TEENS
  TONIGHT...RISING ONLY A FEW DEGREES ON SATURDAY...THEN FALLING
  INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 5 TO 15 BELOW ZERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

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.

&&

$$



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
954 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS AND LIGHT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS FOR MOST OF THE MOUNTAINS...

.A SURGE OF ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST
TONIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN A PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW...FOLLOWED BY
INCREASING WINDS AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS TONIGHT.

NCZ033-049-050-131100-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0006.000000T0000Z-160213T1100Z/
/O.CON.KGSP.WC.Y.0005.160213T0500Z-160214T1500Z/
AVERY-YANCEY-MITCHELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...BURNSVILLE...
SPRUCE PINE
954 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST
SATURDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SUNDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA.

* HAZARDS...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AND VERY STRONG GUSTY
  WINDS. THE COMBINATION OF THE WINDS WITH FALLING TEMPERATURES
  WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILLS TONIGHT.

* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS WILL PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL ONE TO TWO
  INCHES INTO TONIGHT. WINDS WILL START TO INCREASE OUT OF THE
  NORTHWEST BY EARLY EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT. WIND
  CHILLS WILL FALL BELOW 5 DEGREES STARTING AROUND MIDNIGHT...AND
  REMAIN IN THE 5 TO MINUS 15 RANGE UNTIL AFTER SUNRISE SUNDAY.

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

* IMPACTS...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...VERY STRONG GUSTY WINDS...
   AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS MAY MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TO TEENS
  TONIGHT...RISING ONLY A FEW DEGREES ON SATURDAY...THEN FALLING
  INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* WIND CHILL VALUES...AS LOW AS 5 TO 15 BELOW ZERO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

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.

&&

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
707 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

NCZ033-049-050-140015-
AVERY-YANCEY-MITCHELL-
707 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SATURDAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM EST
SUNDAY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

PLEASE LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR GO TO WEATHER.GOV ON THE
INTERNET FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS.

   WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.
   WIND CHILL ADVISORY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

..SATURDAY...WIND CHILL LIKELY. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST WIND CHILL
ADVISORY.
..SUNDAY...WIND CHILL LIKELY. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST WIND CHILL
ADVISORY.
..MONDAY...WINTRY MIX LIKELY. WINTRY PRECIPITATION MAY DEVELOP
AHEAD OF A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE SOUTHWEST.
CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY REMAINS REGARDING PRECIPITATION TYPE AND
AMOUNTS...BUT SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE
POSSIBLE.
..TUESDAY...WINTRY MIX POSSIBLE.
..WEDNESDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
..THURSDAY...NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

NONE.

$$



Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
328 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-
068>072-082-501>510-SCZ001>014-019-130830-
RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-ELBERT-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-ABBEVILLE-
LAURENS-CHESTER-GREENWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...PINE MOUNTAIN...
MOUNTAIN CITY...CORNELIA...BALDWIN...DEMOREST...CLARKESVILLE...
HOLLYWOOD...BOYDVILLE...TOCCOA...ROYSTON...WHITWORTH...LAVONIA...
FRANKLIN SPRINGS...CANON...HARTWELL...NUBERG...REED CREEK...
ELBERTON...FORTSONIA...MIDDLETON...RUCKERSVILLE...INGALLS...
BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...BETHLEHEM...ELLENDALE...MILLERSVILLE...
TAYLORSVILLE...HIDDENITE...STONY POINT...STATESVILLE...
MOORESVILLE...FARMINGTON...FORK CHURCH...MOCKSVILLE...ADVANCE...
FAUST...MARS HILL...MARSHALL...WALNUT...ALLENSTAND...
HOT SPRINGS...LUCK...SWISS...BURNSVILLE...CELO...MICAVILLE...
RAMSEYTOWN...BUSICK...MOUNT MITCHELL STATE PARK...SPRUCE PINE...
POPLAR...NEWFOUND GAP...ALARKA...ALMOND...BRYSON CITY...LUADA...
SMOKEMONT...WESSER...WAYNESVILLE...WATERVILLE...CANTON...CRUSO...
COVE CREEK...LAKE JUNALUSKA...DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE...HICKORY...
NEWTON...ST. STEPHENS...SALISBURY...ROBBINSVILLE...STECOAH...
CULLOWHEE...TUCKASEGEE...SYLVA...FRANKLIN...RAINBOW SPRINGS...
KYLE...NANTAHALA LAKE...HIGHLANDS...WOLF MOUNTAIN...CASHIERS...
BREVARD...CEDAR MOUNTAIN...LITTLE RIVER...HENDERSONVILLE...
FLETCHER...DANA...EAST FLAT ROCK...TUXEDO...ETOWAH...SHELBY...
KINGS MOUNTAIN...LINCOLNTON...CROUSE...GASTONIA...
CENTER CITY CHARLOTTE...EASTLAND MALL...SOUTHPARK MALL...
UNC CHARLOTTE...CONCORD...KANNAPOLIS...MONROE...TRINITY...
INDIAN TRAIL...WEDDINGTON...PATTERSON...KINGS CREEK...LENOIR...
SAWMILLS...GRANITE FALLS...JONAS RIDGE...MORGANTON...
PLEASANT GROVE...VALDESE...ASHFORD...SUGAR HILL...WOODLAWN...
OLD FORT...MARION...NEBO...DYSARTSVILLE...FERO...GLENWOOD...
LAKE LURE...FOREST CITY...RUTHERFORDTON...SPINDALE...SALUDA...
TRYON...COLUMBUS...LAKE ADGER...MILL SPRING...MOUNTAIN REST...
WALHALLA...WESTMINSTER...PUMPKINTOWN...TIGERVILLE...GOWENSVILLE...
CAESARS HEAD...CLEVELAND...MARIETTA...SENECA...OAKWAY...EASLEY...
DACUSVILLE...CLEMSON...DOWNTOWN GREENVILLE...TAYLORS...GREER...
MAULDIN...FORK SHOALS...SIMPSONVILLE...BEREA...SPARTANBURG...
GAFFNEY...CATAWBA...ROCK HILL...ANDERSON...ABBEVILLE...
CALHOUN FALLS...LAURENS...CLINTON...UNION...MONARCH MILLS...
BLACKSTOCK...CHESTER...CORNWELL...GREAT FALLS...WARE SHOALS...
NINETY SIX
328 PM EST FRI FEB 12 2016

...COLD WAVE EXPECTED OVER THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST
GEORGIA THIS WEEKEND...

A VERY COLD ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA OVER THE
WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE A GOOD 10 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL...WITH LOWS RANGING FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS NORTH TO THE
MID 20S SOUTH. ON SATURDAY...HIGHS WILL RUN AROUND 18 DEGREES
BELOW NORMAL...RANGING FROM THE TEENS NORTH TO THE LOWER 40S
SOUTH. EVEN COLDER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY NIGHT AND
SUNDAY AS A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE AREA.

THE COLD WEATHER WILL RESULT IN HIGH DEMANDS FOR ELECTRICITY
ACROSS THE REGION. POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT FROM THE HEAVY
ELECTRICAL LOAD. THOSE WHO REQUIRE ELECTRICITY FOR HEATING OR
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SHOULD CONSIDER BACKUP HEAT OR ELECTRICAL
SOURCES.

TAKE STEPS NOW TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY AND HEALTH FROM THE
EXTREME COLD. IF YOU GO OUTSIDE...WEAR SEVERAL LAYERS OF LOOSE
FITTING...LIGHTWEIGHT...WARM CLOTHING RATHER THAN ONE LAYER OF
HEAVY CLOTHING. MITTENS ARE WARMER THAN GLOVES. WEAR A HAT AND
COVER YOUR MOUTH WITH A SCARF. IF DRIVING...KEEP YOUR GAS TANK
NEAR FULL TO AVOID ICE IN THE TANK AND FUEL LINES. CHECK YOUR
ANTIFREEZE AND WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID LEVELS. BE SURE TO CARRY A
FULLY CHARGED CELL PHONE.

IN YOUR HOME...CONSIDER ALLOWING INDOOR PLUMBING FIXTURES TO DRIP
TO ALLOW WATER TO TRICKLE THROUGH PIPES AND INHIBIT FREEZING. USE
CAUTION WITH SPACE HEATERS IN ORDER TO AVOID FIRE OR INJURY. IF
EMERGENCY GENERATORS WILL BE USED...THEY MUST BE SITUATED OUTDOORS
IN WELL VENTILATED AREAS TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

ALSO...REMEMBER TO CHECK IN ON FAMILY...FRIENDS...AND ELDERLY
NEIGHBORS WHO MIGHT BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE COLD. DO NOT FORGET
ABOUT YOUR PETS AND LIVESTOCK. MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A SOURCE OF
WATER THAT WILL NOT FREEZE AND A WARM PLACE TO TAKE SHELTER FROM
THE WIND AND COLD.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WALK ON FROZEN PONDS...LAKES OR STREAMS...AS THE
ICE WILL NOT BE THICK ENOUGH TO SUPPORT THE WEIGHT...EVEN OF A
CHILD.

A COLD WAVE IS DEFINED AS WHEN THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE IS
12 DEGREES OR MORE BELOW NORMAL MID-JANUARY AVERAGE DAILY
TEMPERATURES FOR 48 HOURS OR LONGER. NORMAL MID-JANUARY AVERAGE
DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR ASHEVILLE IS 37...CHARLOTTE IS 41...AND GSP
IS 42. BY DEFINITION IT FOLLOWS THAT A COLD WAVE IS WHEN THE
AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR ASHEVILLE IS 25...CHARLOTTE IS
29...AND GSP IS 30.

$$



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