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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
1054 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...HEAVY SNOW FOR THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS AND THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF FAR SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA...

.A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PASS SOUTHWARD FROM THE GREAT
LAKES ON FRIDAY...CROSSING THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS FRIDAY
NIGHT. UNSEASONABLY COLD AIR ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL
BRING THE SEASON`S FIRST SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS...WITH LOCALLY
HEAVY SNOW ACROSS THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND FAR
SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA IN THE VICINITY OF MOUNT ROGERS AND BURKES
GARDEN.

NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-311100-
/O.CON.KRNK.WS.W.0010.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...BOONE...TAZEWELL...
MARION...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY
1054 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

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

* LOCATIONS...HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
  AND FAR SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES.

* TIMING...FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW...IN ADDITION TO STRONG WINDS...
  WILL DOWN SOME TREES AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL
  BECOME SLICK AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

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

* TEMPERATURES...LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S FRIDAY
  NIGHT. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S ON SATURDAY.

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.

&&

$$

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
920 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET ON FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT WILL DROP SOUTHEASTWARD FROM THE
GREAT LAKES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION FRIDAY NIGHT.
MUCH COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION WITH THIS SYSTEM FRIDAY
EVENING...GRADUALLY CHANGING RAIN TO SNOW FROM HIGHER ELEVATIONS
IN THE EVENING INTO THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BRISK
NORTHWEST WINDS AND VERY COLD TEMPERATURES ALOFT WILL ENHANCE
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET...ESPECIALLY ON NORTHWEST
FACING SLOPES. THE SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO EVENTUALLY
DIMINISH BY SATURDAY EVENING.

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-VAZ002-006-008-310930-
/O.CON.KMRX.WS.W.0009.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
JOHNSON-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST GREENE-UNICOI-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
WISE-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNTAIN CITY...COSBY...CEDAR CREEK...
ERWIN...ROAN MOUNTAIN...CADES COVE...GATLINBURG...WISE...NORTON...
LEBANON...ABINGDON
920 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

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

* EVENT...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED FOR MOST LOCATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS UP TO A FOOT OR MORE WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
  HIGHEST PEAKS ABOVE 5000 FEET. ELEVATIONS BELOW 2500 FEET
  SHOULD RECEIVE BETWEEN 1 AND 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL INITIALLY CHANGE TO SNOW FRIDAY EVENING
  OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WITH THE SNOW LEVEL LOWERING DOWN
  INTO VALLEY LOCATIONS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY
  CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS...BEFORE
  DIMINISHING SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME HAZARDOUS ON ROADS
  ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND EAST
  TENNESSEE. DOWNED TREES WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO THE SNOW
  ACCUMULATING ON FOLIAGE STILL LEFT ON MANY TREES. TRAVEL IS
  DISCOURAGED.

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. IN ADDITION...
SNOWFALL INTENSITIES WILL BE HEAVY ENOUGH TO SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE
VISIBILITIES AT TIMES. TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED. IF TRAVEL IS
UNAVOIDABLE...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

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