Winter Weather Advisory

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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.

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