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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
459 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

GAZ005>009-013>016-021>025-027-034-035-142100-
/O.CON.KFFC.WS.A.0002.160215T0600Z-160216T0000Z/
MURRAY-FANNIN-GILMER-UNION-TOWNS-PICKENS-DAWSON-LUMPKIN-WHITE-
CHEROKEE-FORSYTH-HALL-BANKS-JACKSON-MADISON-GWINNETT-BARROW-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DAHLONEGA...CLEVELAND...GAINESVILLE...
LAWRENCEVILLE
459 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST AND NORTHCENTRAL GEORGIA...MAINLY EAST
  AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM CHATSWORTH...TO CANTON...TO
  LAWRENCEVILLE...TO DANIELSVILLE.

* HAZARD TYPES...A MIX OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW...MAINLY IN THE HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS. UP TO 0.25 INCH OF ICE WITH ISOLATED AREAS
  RECEIVING AS MUCH AS A THIRD OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* TIMING...A MIX OF RAIN...FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE
  TONIGHT ACROSS NORTHEAST GEORGIA. THIS MIX WILL TRANSITION TO A
  MIX OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN BY LATE MORNING ON MONDAY. THE MIX
  OF RAIN AND FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON
  FOR FARTHER NORTHEAST AS TEMPS SLOWLY RISE...THEN TRANSITIONING
  TO ALL RAIN BY EARLY MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO THE ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ROADS WILL
  BECOME EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS. THE WEIGHT OF ICE ON TREES WILL
  BRING DOWN BRANCHES AND SOME WEAKER TREES. POWER LINES COULD
  ALSO COME DOWN DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE ICE.

* TEMPERATURES...WILL FALL INTO THE MID 20S TO THE LOWER 30S
  ACROSS NORTHEAST GEORGIA SUNDAY NIGHT...RISING INTO THE MID
  20S TO LOW TO MID 30S BY NOON ON MONDAY...AND RISING INTO THE
  MID 30S BY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON.

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.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR THIS WINTER STORM. BE SURE TO BUY
NON-PERISHABLE FOODS. MAKE CONTINGENCY PLANS IF YOU PLAN ON
TRAVELING DURING THIS PERIOD. IF YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR TRAVEL
PLANS...DO SO BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS. NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN.
DO NOT WAIT FOR THE WARNING!

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
452 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTRY WEATHER POSSIBLE OVER CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...

.A STORM SYSTEM APPROACHING FROM THE SOUTHWEST WILL BRING A
WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION TO MUCH OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
STARTING TONIGHT... LASTING UNTIL MONDAY EVENING.

NCZ008>010-024>026-040-041-073>076-142200-
/O.EXT.KRAH.WS.A.0002.160215T0500Z-160215T2100Z/
GRANVILLE-VANCE-WARREN-ORANGE-DURHAM-FRANKLIN-CHATHAM-WAKE-STANLY-
MONTGOMERY-MOORE-LEE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OXFORD...BUTNER...CREEDMOOR...
HENDERSON...NORLINA...WARRENTON...CHAPEL HILL...CARRBORO...
DURHAM...LOUISBURG...FRANKLINTON...SILER CITY...PITTSBORO...
RALEIGH...CARY...ALBEMARLE...TROY...BISCOE...MOUNT GILEAD...
SOUTHERN PINES...PINEHURST...ABERDEEN...SEVEN LAKES...SANFORD
452 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATIONS...MUCH OF THE PIEDMONT AND FAR NORTHWEST SANDHILLS
  OF NORTH CAROLINA... MAINLY ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM
  ALBEMARLE TO CARTHAGE TO RALEIGH TO WARRENTON.

* HAZARD TYPES...PRECIPITATION WILL START OUT AS LIGHT SNOW
  SUNDAY NIGHT BEFORE TRENDING TO SLEET THEN FREEZING RAIN EARLY
  MONDAY MORNING... AND TO JUST RAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 2 INCH...ALONG WITH A
  TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS OF ICE.

* TIMING...WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO START TONIGHT...
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY MORNING BEFORE IT TRANSITIONS TO ALL
  RAIN MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT IN THIS AREA TONIGHT
  THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
430 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER STORM TO AFFECT THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...

.AN ARCTIC AIRMASS CONTINUES TO BUILD OVER THE WESTERN CAROLINAS
AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA TODAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE
CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY WILL MOVE EAST AND SPREAD MOISTURE
INTO THIS COLD AIR TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. WITH COLD AND DRY AIR
INITIALLY IN PLACE TONIGHT...THE PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AS SNOW
THROUGHOUT. THE SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO SLEET AND THEN FREEZING
RAIN THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE DAY ON MONDAY...BECOMING ALL RAIN
IN MOST AREAS BY MONDAY EVENING. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF
SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE MAY OCCUR...PARTICULARLY IN THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

GAZ010-017-018-026-NCZ036-037-056-057-063>065-068>072-507>510-
SCZ001>009-141800-
/O.CON.KGSP.WS.A.0003.160215T0600Z-160216T0000Z/
RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-IREDELL-DAVIE-CATAWBA-ROWAN-
SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-
MECKLENBURG-CABARRUS-RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-GREATER RUTHERFORD-
POLK MOUNTAINS-EASTERN POLK-OCONEE MOUNTAINS-PICKENS MOUNTAINS-
GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS-GREATER OCONEE-GREATER PICKENS-
GREATER GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG-CHEROKEE-YORK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...PINE MOUNTAIN...
MOUNTAIN CITY...CORNELIA...DEMOREST...CLARKESVILLE...TOCCOA...
ROYSTON...LAVONIA...FRANKLIN SPRINGS...CANON...STATESVILLE...
MOORESVILLE...MOCKSVILLE...HICKORY...NEWTON...ST. STEPHENS...
SALISBURY...CASHIERS...BREVARD...HENDERSONVILLE...FLETCHER...
EAST FLAT ROCK...ETOWAH...SHELBY...KINGS MOUNTAIN...LINCOLNTON...
GASTONIA...CONCORD...KANNAPOLIS...LAKE LURE...FOREST CITY...
RUTHERFORDTON...SALUDA...COLUMBUS...WALHALLA...WESTMINSTER...
PUMPKINTOWN...TIGERVILLE...GOWENSVILLE...CAESARS HEAD...
CLEVELAND...MARIETTA...SENECA...EASLEY...CLEMSON...TAYLORS...
GREER...MAULDIN...SIMPSONVILLE...BEREA...SPARTANBURG...GAFFNEY...
ROCK HILL
430 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...THE SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS...SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS...AND
  THE PIEDMONT OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA. ALSO...NORTHEAST
  GEORGIA AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA MAINLY NORTHWEST OF
  INTERSTATE 85.

* HAZARDS...A MIXTURE OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN.

* TIMING...PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AS LIGHT SNOW TONIGHT...MIXING
  WITH AND CHANGING OVER TO SLEET MONDAY MORNING. A PERIOD OF
  FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE
  TEMPERATURES WARM ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE PRECIPITATION OVER TO ALL
  RAIN SOMETIME MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM UP TO
  AN INCH NEAR THE INTERSTATE 85 CORRIDOR TO 3 INCHES ALONG AND
  NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40. THIS MAY INCLUDE ONE HALF INCH OR MORE
  OF SLEET...ALONG WITH A GLAZE TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE FROM
  FREEZING RAIN.

* WINDS...EAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN
  MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* TEMPERATURES...MOSTLY IN THE 20S EARLY...RISING ABOVE FREEZING
  THROUGH THE DAY ON MONDAY.

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.

&&

$$

GERAPETRITIS

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
430 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER STORM TO AFFECT THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY...

.AN ARCTIC AIRMASS CONTINUES TO BUILD OVER THE WESTERN CAROLINAS
AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA TODAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE
CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY WILL MOVE EAST AND SPREAD MOISTURE
INTO THIS COLD AIR TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY. WITH COLD AND DRY AIR
INITIALLY IN PLACE TONIGHT...THE PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN AS SNOW
THROUGHOUT. THE SNOW WILL CHANGE OVER TO SLEET AND THEN FREEZING
RAIN THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE DAY ON MONDAY...BECOMING ALL RAIN
IN MOST AREAS BY MONDAY EVENING. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF
SNOW...SLEET...AND ICE MAY OCCUR...PARTICULARLY IN THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS.

NCZ048-051>053-058-059-062-141800-
/O.EXT.KGSP.WS.A.0003.160214T2300Z-160216T0000Z/
MADISON-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARS HILL...MARSHALL...HOT SPRINGS...
BRYSON CITY...WAYNESVILLE...CANTON...LAKE JUNALUSKA...
ROBBINSVILLE...CULLOWHEE...SYLVA...FRANKLIN...HIGHLANDS
430 AM EST SUN FEB 14 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

* LOCATIONS...THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS.

* HAZARDS...SNOW...MIXING WITH AND CHANGING OVER TO SLEET AND
  FREEZING RAIN.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS EVENING AND LAST INTO MONDAY
  MORNING. THE SNOW WILL MIX WITH SLEET THROUGH MIDDAY MONDAY AND
  EVENTUALLY CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN DURING THE AFTERNOON. A
  CHANGE OVER TO ALL RAIN IS POSSIBLE BY LATE DAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3
  INCHES...EXCEPT UP TO 4 INCHES IN SOME AREAS NORTH OF ASHEVILLE.
  ONE HALF INCH OR MORE OF THAT MAY FALL AS SLEET. A GLAZE OF ICE
  FROM FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED AS WELL.

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

* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN
  MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* TEMPERATURES...MAINLY IN THE 20S TONIGHT INTO MONDAY...BUT
  RISING THROUGH THE 30S MONDAY AFTERNOON.

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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