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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1043 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS TONIGHT 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 THIS 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>052-058-011045-
/O.CON.KGSP.WS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-GRAHAM-
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...ROBBINSVILLE
1043 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT
SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN COUNTIES ALONG THE
  TENNESSEE BORDER FROM AVERY TO SWAIN.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW TONIGHT WITH SNOW LEVELS
  DROPPING TO THE VALLEY FLOORS BY DAYBREAK ON SATURDAY. NUMEROUS
  SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY LINGER THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY...
  BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH SOME
  ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF UP TO 10 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET SNOW COMBINED WITH 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 MID TO UPPER 20S LATE TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. 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 BLACKSBURG VA
1102 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

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

.A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CROSS INTO THE SMOKYS OVERNIGHT
THEN SHIFT OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST SATURDAY. UNSEASONABLY
COLD AIR ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING THE SEASONS FIRST
SNOWFALL TO THE NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS
OVERNIGHT INTO SATURDAY EVENING. AS THE STORM STRENGTHENS
SATURDAY...NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE AND GUST UP TO
50 MPH IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-011115-
/O.CON.KRNK.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...BOONE...TAZEWELL...
MARION...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY
1102 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT
SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...NORTH CAROLINA HIGH COUNTRY...NORTH INTO THE
  MOUNTAIN EMPIRE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH 6 TO
  12 INCHES AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4000 FEET.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW...PLUS STRONG WINDS... WILL DOWN
  SOME TREES AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK AT
  HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.
  HIGHEST GUSTS WILL OCCUR MAINLY ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
  EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES...DROPPING INTO THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S BY
  SATURDAY MORNING...AND ONLY RISING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 30S
  SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

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.

THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OR WIND
DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VIA EMAIL AT
RNK.SKYWARN@NOAA.GOV OR AT PHONE NUMBER 1...8 6 6...2 1 5...4 3 2
4. YOU CAN ALSO SEND REPORTS VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR TWITTER. FOR
ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...VISIT US ON THE WEB AT
AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RNK.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
1002 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED IN THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT WILL DROP SOUTHEASTWARD FROM THE
GREAT LAKES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION TONIGHT. MUCH
COLDER AIR WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE INTO THE REGION WITH THIS SYSTEM
TONIGHT...CHANGING RAIN TO SNOW IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS LATE THIS
EVENING AND IN 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
LATE SATURDAY EVENING.

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-087-VAZ002-006-008-011015-
/O.CON.KMRX.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-141102T0600Z/
JOHNSON-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SOUTHEAST GREENE-UNICOI-
SOUTHEAST CARTER-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHEAST MONROE-WISE-RUSSELL-WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNTAIN CITY...COSBY...CEDAR CREEK...
ERWIN...ROAN MOUNTAIN...CADES COVE...GATLINBURG...COKER CREEK...
WISE...NORTON...LEBANON...ABINGDON
1002 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST SUNDAY...

* EVENT...SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 6 T0 12 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED FOR MOST LOCATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS UP TO 18 INCHES OR MORE WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
  HIGHEST PEAKS ABOVE 5000 FEET. ELEVATIONS BELOW 2500 FEET
  SHOULD RECEIVE BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO MIX WITH AND CHANGE TO SNOW OVER
  THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...WITH THE SNOW LEVEL LOWERING DOWN INTO
  VALLEY LOCATIONS LATE TONIGHT. 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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