Archive for November, 2013

Winter Weather Advisory

Posted by on Tuesday, 26 November, 2013

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BUNCOMBE-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-
HENDERSON-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-BURKE MOUNTAINS-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ASHEVILLE…SYLVA…FRANKLIN…
BREVARD…HENDERSONVILLE
256 PM EST TUE NOV 26 2013

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
6 PM EST WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLACK ICE…WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY.

* LOCATIONS…THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA
AS WELL AS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS FROM POLK COUNTY NORTH TO
CALDWELL COUNTY.

* HAZARDS…A PERIOD OF SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AROUND SUNRISE
WEDNESDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION…RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES
WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD AREAS OF BLACK ICE.

* TIMING…SNOW STARTING AROUND OR A LITTLE BEFORE SUNRISE. BLACK
ICE DEVELOPING AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES…ALONG WITH
AROUND A TRACE OF ICE.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS AS BLACK ICE DEVELOPS
AND SNOW BEGINS TO FALL. WET GROUND WILL ALSO RESULT IN FALLEN
TREES WHICH WILL BLOCK SOME ROADS AND RESULT IN LOCALIZED POWER
OUTAGES.

* TEMPERATURES…FALLING INTO THE LOWER 30S.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLACK ICE MEANS THAT REFREEZING OF
ROADS WILL OCCUR…RESULTING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF WIDESPREAD
BLACK ICE. BE PREPARED FOR VERY SLIPPERY ROADWAYS. SOME ROADS
THAT APPEAR CLEAR MAY BE COVERED BY A THIN LAYER OF ICE.

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.

&&


Flood Watch – Jackson County

Posted by on Tuesday, 26 November, 2013

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FFAGSP

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1001 AM EST TUE NOV 26 2013

…HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA
THROUGH TONIGHT…

.LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING ALONG THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL
MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL CAROLINAS TONIGHT. THE DEEPENING
LOW WILL PULL MOISTURE FROM BOTH THE ATLANTIC AND GULF…RESULTING
IN HEAVY RAIN ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION. UPSLOPE FLOW INTO THE
MOUNTAINS WILL INCREASE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER AND NEAR THE HIGH
TERRAIN. IN THESE AREAS 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED WITH A
FEW AREAS POSSIBLY SEEING MORE. THE MAIN FLOOD THREAT WILL BE
ALONG MAIN STEM RIVERS. HOWEVER…RAINFALL RATES MAY BECOME HEAVY
ENOUGH LATER TODAY TO CAUSE SOME STREAMS TO LEAVE THEIR BANKS. IN
ADDITION…URBAN AREAS COULD EXPERIENCE DEEP PONDING OF WATER AS
STORM DRAINS AND CULVERTS MAY BE LIMITED BY THICK LEAF LITTER.

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MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-CATAWBA-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-
MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-
CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-
MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-
GREATER RUTHERFORD-POLK MOUNTAINS-EASTERN POLK-OCONEE MOUNTAINS-
PICKENS MOUNTAINS-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS-GREATER OCONEE-
GREATER PICKENS-GREATER GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG-CHEROKEE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CLAYTON…CLARKESVILLE…TOCCOA…
NEWLAND…SPRUCE PINE…CHEROKEE…BRYSON CITY…WAYNESVILLE…
ASHEVILLE…HICKORY…SYLVA…FRANKLIN…BREVARD…
HENDERSONVILLE…SHELBY…LINCOLNTON…LENOIR…MORGANTON…
MARION…LAKE LURE…RUTHERFORD…COLUMBUS…GREENVILLE…
SPARTANBURG…GAFFNEY
1001 AM EST TUE NOV 26 2013

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA…NORTH CAROLINA
AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…
IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA…FRANKLIN…HABERSHAM…RABUN AND
STEPHENS. IN NORTH CAROLINA…ALEXANDER…AVERY…BURKE
MOUNTAINS…BUNCOMBE…CALDWELL MOUNTAINS…CATAWBA…
CLEVELAND…EASTERN MCDOWELL…EASTERN POLK…GREATER BURKE…
GREATER CALDWELL…GREATER RUTHERFORD…GRAHAM…HAYWOOD…
HENDERSON…LINCOLN…MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS…MACON…MADISON…
MITCHELL…NORTHERN JACKSON…POLK MOUNTAINS…RUTHERFORD
MOUNTAINS…SOUTHERN JACKSON…SWAIN…TRANSYLVANIA AND
YANCEY. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA…CHEROKEE…GREATER
GREENVILLE…GREATER OCONEE…GREATER PICKENS…GREENVILLE
MOUNTAINS…OCONEE MOUNTAINS…PICKENS MOUNTAINS AND
SPARTANBURG.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* A DEEPENING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING OUT OF THE GULF OF
MEXICO WILL BRING WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN TO THE WESTERN CAROLINAS
TODAY AND TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES WILL BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS BE THE TIME THE
RAIN ENDS LATE TONIGHT.

* MAIN STEM RIVERS MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING BY LATE TONIGHT OR
SATURDAY MORNING. A FEW AREAS MAY ALSO SEE AREAL FLOODING AS
SOME STREAMS GO INTO FLOOD. IN ADDITION…URBAN AREAS COULD
EXPERIENCE DEEP PONDING OF WATER AS STORM DRAINS AND CULVERTS
MAY BE LIMITED BY THICK LEAF LITTER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&


Freezing Rain Advisory – Southern Jackson and Surrounding Counties.

Posted by on Monday, 25 November, 2013

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WSWGSP

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
427 AM EST MON NOV 25 2013

…ICY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CAROLINA AND
GEORGIA MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS…

.ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL STREAM NORTHWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN
APPALACHIANS FROM A GULF OF MEXICO LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TONIGHT.
THIS MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO VERY COLD AND DRY AIR IN PLACE ACROSS
THE CAROLINA MOUNTAINS AND NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS. COLD
TEMPERATURES LEADING UP TO THE PRECIPITATION WILL PERMIT SURFACES
TO BECOME COLD AND SUPPORT ICE ACCUMULATIONS WITH ANY FREEZING
RAIN THAT FALLS. ACCUMULATING ICE IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO
EARLY TUESDAY…WITH AREAS ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE IN NORTH CAROLINA
BEING THE MOST LIKELY TO SEE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS. THE
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO RAIN IN ALL AREAS BY LATE
TUESDAY MORNING.

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251730-
/O.NEW.KGSP.ZR.Y.0004.131126T0200Z-131126T1400Z/
RABUN-AVERY-YANCEY-MITCHELL-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-MACON-
SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-
BURKE MOUNTAINS-GREATER BURKE-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-
GREATER RUTHERFORD-EASTERN POLK-OCONEE MOUNTAINS-
PICKENS MOUNTAINS-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CLAYTON…NEWLAND…SPRUCE PINE…
WAYNESVILLE…ASHEVILLE…FRANKLIN…BREVARD
427 AM EST MON NOV 25 2013

…FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM EST TUESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 AM EST TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS…THE WESTERN CAROLINA AND GEORGIA MOUNTAINS…AS WELL
AS THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS.

* HAZARDS…LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING…FREEZING RAIN MIXED WITH SLEEP DEVELOPING DURING MID TO
LATE EVENING. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN WARMING FROM THE SOUTHWEST
AFTER MIDNIGHT…ALLOWING PRECIPITATION TO TRANSITION TO RAIN IN
ALL AREAS BY LATE TUESDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…TRACE AMOUNTS UP A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE IN
MOST AREAS. LOCATIONS ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE COULD SEE HIGHER
AMOUNTS.

* IMPACTS…RECENT COLD WEATHER SHOULD ALLOW RAIN TO FREEZE ON
SOME ROADS…ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. DRIVING COULD
BECOME TREACHEROUS IN AREAS ALONG AND NEAR THE BLUE RIDGE LATE
TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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.

&&


JCRS Pinnacle Park Training Exercise

Posted by on Wednesday, 13 November, 2013

JCRS will be conducting a training exercise at Pinnacle Park on Nov 16th and 17th. Both Wilderness Search operations and high angle rescues will be going on at the park as a training exercise.