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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
700 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

NCZ033-049-050-060800-
AVERY-YANCEY-MITCHELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...INGALLS...BANNER ELK...NEWLAND...
SWISS...BURNSVILLE...CELO...MICAVILLE...RAMSEYTOWN...BUSICK...
MOUNT MITCHELL STATE PARK...SPRUCE PINE...POPLAR
700 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN NORTH
CAROLINA MOUNTAINS TONIGHT...

A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE CENTRAL CAROLINAS THIS EVENING
IS DRIVING A BAND OF MOISTURE SOUTHWARD ALONG THE SOUTHERN
APPALACHIANS. THIS MOISTURE WILL INTERACT WITH UNSEASONABLY COLD
AIR IN PLACE AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TO PRODUCE SOME LIGHT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. WHILE TEMPERATURES ARE
EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE UPPER 30S TO AROUND 40 IN THE MOUNTAIN
VALLEYS...TEMPERATURES MAY FALL TO NEAR OR BELOW THE FREEZING
MARK AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4500 FEET. THE VALLEYS AND SLOPES COULD
SEE SPOTTY SNOW SHOWERS MIX IN AT TIMES...BUT THE PRECIPITATION
SHOULD FALL MAINLY AS RAIN IN THESE AREAS. HOWEVER...THE HIGHER
RIDGE TOPS COULD SEE MORE PRECIPITATION FALL AS SNOW...WITH
MAINLY SNOW EXPECTED AT ELEVATIONS AT OR ABOVE 5000 FEET.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE AT THESE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS...AND TEMPERATURES HOVERING AT OR BELOW THE
FREEZING MARK MAY PRODUCE SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS. USE CAUTION
TONIGHT IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

$$

GERAPETRITIS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
646 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-060000-
MARION-COASTAL GEORGETOWN-FLORENCE-DILLON-WILLIAMSBURG-INLAND
GEORGETOWN-COASTAL HORRY-MARLBORO-INLAND HORRY-DARLINGTON-
646 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...SCATTERED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY WINDS AND SMALL HAIL
WILL AFFECT
FLORENCE...GEORGETOWN...MARLBORO...HORRY...DARLINGTON...MARION.
..DILLON AND WILLIAMSBURG COUNTIES...

AT 645 PM EDT...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA WERE MOVING
EAST AT 25 MPH.

WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH AND PEA SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH
ANY OF THESE STORMS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FLORENCE...MYRTLE BEACH...CONWAY...NORTH MYRTLE BEACH...GEORGETOWN...
BENNETTSVILLE...HARTSVILLE...MARION...DILLON...LAKE CITY...DARLINGTON...
DEBORDIEU COLONY...MULLINS...SURFSIDE BEACH...KINGSTREE...PAWLEYS ISLAND...
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH AIRPORT...SPRINGMAID PIER...SOCASTEE AND LITTLE
RIVER.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...
 INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 125 AND 141.
 INTERSTATE 95 IN SOUTH CAROLINA NEAR MILE MARKER 146...AND BETWEEN
MILE MARKERS 148 AND 198.
 SC HIGHWAY 31 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 5 AND 24.
 SC HIGHWAY 22 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 1 AND 26.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THUNDERSTORMS CAN POSE A VARIETY OF THREATS INCLUDING GUSTY WINDS...
SMALL HAIL...CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING...AND LOCALIZED FLOODING. IT
IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REMAIN INDOORS UNTIL THE STORMS PASS.

LAT...LON 3332 7974 3350 7996 3351 8010 3377 8000
      3388 7988 3394 7997 3399 7989 3415 8015
      3423 8011 3436 8018 3433 8024 3437 8029
      3453 7983 3461 7978 3481 7993 3481 7968
      3385 7855 3363 7894 3312 7927
TIME...MOT...LOC 2245Z 289DEG 23KT 3421 7929
$$

JDW

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
610 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

GAZ065-077-SCZ025-030-035-036-041-052315-
BURKE-RICHMOND-BARNWELL-ORANGEBURG-EDGEFIELD-BAMBERG-AIKEN-
610 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...A LINE OF SHOWERS WILL AFFECT NORTHEASTERN BURKE...SOUTHEASTERN
RICHMOND...NORTHWESTERN ORANGEBURG...BARNWELL...EAST CENTRAL
EDGEFIELD...NORTHWESTERN BAMBERG AND AIKEN COUNTIES...

AT 609 PM EDT...A BAND OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A POSSIBLE
THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT THE REGION.

WIND GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH AND PEA SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THESE
SHOWERS.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
AIKEN...BARNWELL...SAVANNAH RIVER SITE...WILLISTON...BLACKVILLE...NEW
ELLENTON...JACKSON...SARDIS...GLOVERVILLE...BURNETTOWN...WAGENER...
SPRINGFIELD...HILDA...SALLEY...SNELLING...PERRY...KLINE...ELKO...GIRARD AND
WINDSOR.

LAT...LON 3295 8182 3294 8193 3326 8189 3325 8186
      3326 8183 3329 8186 3331 8184 3331 8188
      3381 8181 3380 8158 3364 8120 3316 8123
      3312 8120 3311 8136 3316 8154 3310 8162
      3304 8156 3292 8175
TIME...MOT...LOC 2209Z 297DEG 21KT 3378 8177 3296 8187
$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
455 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-060000-
JOHNSON-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST GREENE-UNICOI-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNTAIN CITY...COSBY...CEDAR CREEK...
ERWIN...ROAN MOUNTAIN...CADES COVE...GATLINBURG
455 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

...WINTRY-LIKE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE EAST TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS TODAY...

ANOTHER SURGE OF COLD AIR MOVES IN TODAY AS THE CENTER OF AN UPPER
LEVEL LOW MOVES DOWN ACROSS THE AREA. THIS LOW PRESSURE CENTER
WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF PRECIPITATION INTO THE REGION.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH ACROSS THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS...GENERALLY
AT OR ABOVE 4500 FEET...FOR SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO
ONE INCH IS POSSIBLE BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON AT AND ABOVE 5000
FEET. SNOW TAPERS OFF BY LATE AFTERNOON AS THE CENTER OF THE LOW
EXITS TO OUR SOUTHEAST INTO THE CAROLINAS.

AREAS MOST AT RISK OF SEEING SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE ACROSS THE
HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS. ANYONE VENTURING
ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...SUCH AS HIKERS OR PERSONS TRAVELING
ACROSS HIGHWAY 441...SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTRY-LIKE CONDITIONS
BEGINNING LATE THIS MORNING...AND LASTING INTO THE MID-TO-LATE
AFTERNOON HOURS.

AREA HIKERS AND OUTDOORSMEN SHOULD ALSO BE AWARE THAT EVEN AT
ELEVATIONS DOWN TO 3000 FEET...TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID TO
UPPER 30S WITH A COLD RAIN FALLING. THESE CONDITIONS COULD
POTENTIALLY LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF UNPREPARED.

PLEASE STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND OTHER LOCAL MEDIA FOR
FURTHER DETAILS AND UPDATES.


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