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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
410 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

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

.A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PASS SOUTHWARD FROM THE GREAT
LAKES ON FRIDAY...CROSSING THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS ON FRIDAY
NIGHT. UNSEASONABLY COLD AIR ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL
BRING THE SEASON`S FIRST SNOWFALL TO THE MOUNTAINS...WITH LOCALLY
HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGH COUNTRY OF NORTH CAROLINA AND
FAR WESTERN VIRGINIA IN THE VICINITY OF MOUNT ROGERS. STRONG
WINDS WITH THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CAUSE SNOW TO STICK TO
ELEVATED SURFACES...AND POSSIBLY BRING DOWN TREES AND CAUSE POWER
OUTAGES.

NCZ001-018-VAZ007-009-015-301615-
/O.NEW.KRNK.WS.A.0005.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
ASHE-WATAUGA-TAZEWELL-SMYTH-GRAYSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WEST JEFFERSON...BOONE...TAZEWELL...
MARION...INDEPENDENCE...WHITETOP...TROUTDALE...VOLNEY
410 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH 8 PM EDT SATURDAY EVENING.

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

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

* ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW...MAINLY FOR ELEVATIONS
  ABOVE 3000 FEET.

* TIMING...FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

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

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH WILL BE
  POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE
LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
423 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...HEAVY SNOW MAY AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED 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 SHOWER
THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

NCZ033-048>053-058-059-301930-
/O.NEW.KGSP.WS.A.0004.141101T0000Z-141102T0000Z/
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-
NORTHERN JACKSON-
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...ASHEVILLE...ROBBINSVILLE...CULLOWHEE...SYLVA
423 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS...NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAIN COUNTIES ALONG THE TENNESSEE
  BORDER...AND NORTHERN JACKSON AND BUNCOMBE COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOWFALL.

* TIMING...SHOWERS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP FRIDAY EVENING...STARTING
  OUT AS RAIN OR A MIX...THEN CHANGING OVER TO SNOW OVERNIGHT AS
  SNOW LEVELS DROP 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...STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IN THE
  VALLEYS...AND 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 3500 FT ARE LIKELY. A FEW
  RIDGE TOP LOCATIONS MAY SEE LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* IMPACTS...THE HEAVY WET SNOW 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...WILL FALL FROM THE LOWER 40S AND UPPER 30S TO
  BELOW FREEZING OVERNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT...AS SNOW LEVELS FALL.
  THEN SOME REBOUND IN THE VALLEYS TO THE MID 30S TO LOWER
  40S...WHILE ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FT WILL GENERALLY STAY BELOW
  FREEZING. ALL MOUNTAIN AREAS WILL THEN FALL BELOW FREEZING
  SATURDAY NIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* VISIBILITY...SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN VISIBLITY CAN BE EXPECTED
  AT TIMES WITHIN THE SNOW SHOWERS.

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.

&&

$$

ARK

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
401 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE ABOVE 2500 FEET FRIDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DROP SOUTH FROM THE GREAT LAKES TO THE
APPALACHIANS ON FRIDAY. COLD AIR WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE SYSTEM
FRIDAY EVENING...GRADUALLY CHANGING RAIN TO SNOW FROM HIGHER
ELEVATIONS IN THE EVENING TO LOWER ELEVATIONS LATE AT NIGHT.
BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS WILL ENHANCE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 2500
FEET...ESPECIALLY ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES. THE SNOW SHOWERS ARE
EXPECTED TO DIMINISH SATURDAY EVENING.

TNZ018-041-043-045-047-072-074-VAZ002-006-008-302015-
/O.NEW.KMRX.WS.A.0006.141101T0000Z-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
401 AM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING.

* EVENT...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 4 AND 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
  FOR LOCATIONS MAINLY ABOVE 2500 FEET. SOME OF THE HIGHEST PEAKS
  IN THE TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS COULD RECEIVE BETWEEN 8 AND 14 INCHES.
  ELEVATIONS BELOW 2500 FEET COULD RECEIVE BETWEEN 1 AND 4 INCHES.

* TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW BEGINNING FRIDAY
  EVENING...FIRST AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS THEN DOWN TO VALLEY
  LOCATIONS BY LATE FRIDAY NIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE
  THROUGH SATURDAY IN 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. FUTURE DRIVING CONDITIONS MAY BECOME
HAZARDOUS...SO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

DGS

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