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Winter Weather Advisory – Jackson County – Black Ice

Posted by on Wednesday, 29 January, 2014

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
243 PM EST WED JAN 29 2014

…BLACK ICE LIKELY TO FORM AGAIN THIS EVENING…

.AIR TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON WILL REMAIN NEAR
FREEZING…IF NOT COLDER. CONTINUED SUNSHINE MAY HOWEVER WARM
SOME ROADS ENOUGH FOR ICE TO MELT AND WATER TO EVAPORATE BEFORE
SUNSET. SHADY SECTIONS OF ROADS MAY CONTINUE TO BE ICY THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON…AND FURTHERMORE ANY WET ROADS COULD QUICKLY BECOME ICY
AGAIN THIS EVENING…WITH TEMPERATURES PLUMMETING AFTER SUNSET
UNDER CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS.

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-
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/O.NEW.KGSP.WW.Y.0008.140129T2300Z-140130T1700Z/
RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-ELBERT-AVERY-ALEXANDER-
IREDELL-DAVIE-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-
CATAWBA-ROWAN-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-
TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-MECKLENBURG-
CABARRUS-UNION NC-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-YORK-ANDERSON-ABBEVILLE-
LAURENS-UNION SC-CHESTER-GREENWOOD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…CLAYTON…CLARKESVILLE…TOCCOA…
HARTWELL…ELBERTON…NEWLAND…STATESVILLE…MOCKSVILLE…
SPRUCE PINE…BRYSON CITY…WAYNESVILLE…ASHEVILLE…HICKORY…
SALISBURY…SYLVA…FRANKLIN…BREVARD…HENDERSONVILLE…
SHELBY…LINCOLNTON…GASTONIA…CHARLOTTE…CONCORD…MONROE…
GREENVILLE…SPARTANBURG…GAFFNEY…ROCK HILL…ANDERSON…
ABBEVILLE…LAURENS…UNION…CHESTER…GREENWOOD
243 PM EST WED JAN 29 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON EST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BLACK ICE…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST THURSDAY.

* LOCATIONS…MOST OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA…UPSTATE SOUTH
CAROLINA…AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA.

* HAZARDS…BLACK ICE ON ROADS.

* TIMING…PATCHES OF ICE WILL FORM QUICKLY AFTER SUNSET THIS
EVENING AND LAST THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS MAY CAUSE TRAVEL TO BECOME
TREACHEROUS ACROSS THE AREA…ESPECIALLY ON SECONDARY ROADS OR
IN HILLY TERRAIN. DRIVERS WILL NEED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION…
LEAVING EXTRA DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES…AND STOPPING AND
MAKING TURNS SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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Winter Weather Advisory – Jackson

Posted by on Tuesday, 28 January, 2014

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
348 AM EST TUE JAN 28 2014

…HAZARDOUS WIND CHILLS THIS MORNING IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
OF NORTH CAROLINA…
…SNOW DEVELOPING TODAY…

.COLD TEMPERATURES AND GUSTY WINDS BEHIND A COLD FRONT WILL LOWER
WIND CHILL VALUES TO AROUND 5 DEGREES BELOW ZERO IN THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA THIS MORNING. A WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE
WILL DEVELOP OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST EARLY TUESDAY…SPREADING
SNOW ACROSS THE REGION DURING THE LATE MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON
HOURS. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE HEAVIEST THE FARTHER EAST ONE
GOES.

NCZ051-058-059-062-063-281700-
/O.EXB.KGSP.WW.Y.0006.140128T1500Z-140129T0500Z/
SWAIN-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BRYSON CITY…SYLVA…FRANKLIN
348 AM EST TUE JAN 28 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10
AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.

* LOCATIONS…THE NORTHERN UPSTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA…PARTS OF
NORTHEAST GEORGIA AND THE WESTERN PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA.

* HAZARDS…ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS MORNING AND BECOME HEAVIER DURING
THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 2 INCHES.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

* TEMPERATURES…HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. LOWS IN THE TEENS.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 5 MPH OR LESS.

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.

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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Winter Storm Watch – Jackson County

Posted by on Monday, 20 January, 2014

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
407 AM EST MON JAN 20 2014

…HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE IN PORTIONS OF THE NORTH
CAROLINA MOUNTAINS BEGINNING TONIGHT…

.AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS
EARLY TOMORROW MORNING…FOLLOWED BY A STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH.
MOIST WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN AGAINST THE WESTERN FACING SLOPES OF
THE MOUNTAINS ALONG THE BORDER BETWEEN TENNESSEE AND NORTH
CAROLINA…PRODUCING ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL WHICH IS LIKELY TO
BECOME HEAVY IN SOME AREAS. WHILE THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH IN
INTENSITY LATE TOMORROW…STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY
WEDNESDAY. THIS MAY CAUSE WIND CHILLS TO FALL BELOW ZERO.

NCZ033-048>052-058-059-202030-
/O.NEW.KGSP.WS.A.0002.140121T0900Z-140122T1100Z/
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-GRAHAM-
NORTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEWLAND…SPRUCE PINE…BRYSON CITY…
WAYNESVILLE…SYLVA
407 AM EST MON JAN 20 2014

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE
TUESDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* LOCATIONS…THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS NEAR THE TENNESSEE
BORDER.

* HAZARDS…HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW
CAUSING TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON ROADWAYS. STRONG WIND
GUSTS CAUSING A FEW TREES AND POWER LINES TO FALL.

* TIMING…SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT…PEAKING IN COVERAGE
AND INTENSITY AROUND NOON TOMORROW…AND BEGINNING TO TAPER OFF
IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND GUSTS WILL BE STRONGEST DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF GENERALLY 2 TO 4
INCHES…WITH 5 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE HIGH ELEVATIONS OF
THE SMOKIES AND NORTH OF THE BLACK MOUNTAINS.

* IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE ROADS TO BECOME
SLIPPERY OR IMPASSABLE…ESPECIALLY ON STEEP MOUNTAINS.
SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR DUE TO FALLEN ELECTRICAL
LINES.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S DURING THE DAY
TOMORROW…BUT PLUMMETING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS BY DAYBREAK
WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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.

&&

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Northern Jackson

Posted by on Tuesday, 14 January, 2014

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WSWGSP

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
337 PM EST TUE JAN 14 2014

…LIGHT SNOW TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY…

.A POTENT FAST-MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL CROSS THE WESTERN
CAROLINAS ON WEDNESDAY. THE SYSTEM WILL BRING IN SHOWERS STARTING
LATE TONIGHT…AND CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT…AS PRIMARILY
NORTHWEST FLOW ACTIVITY. SNOW LEVELS SHOULD FALL TO THE VALLEY
FLOORS BY THE MIDDAY WEDNESDAY…RESULTING IN LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS.

NCZ033-048>052-058-059-062-150445-
/O.NEW.KGSP.WW.Y.0003.140115T0500Z-140116T0500Z/
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-GRAHAM-
NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEWLAND…SPRUCE PINE…BRYSON CITY…
WAYNESVILLE…SYLVA…FRANKLIN
337 PM EST TUE JAN 14 2014

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

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

* LOCATIONS…NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS ALONG THE TENNESSEE
BORDER…AS WELL AS MACON AND NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS…ACCUMULATING SNOW ON AREA ROADWAYS.

* TIMING…SNOW SHOWERS WILL BEGIN IN THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS LATE
TONIGHT…AND SPREAD EAST ACROSS THE REST OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY. THE VALLEYS MAY START
OUT AS RAIN OR A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW…BUT SNOW LEVELS SHOULD
FALL TO THE VALLEY FLOORS BY MIDDAY. SNOW SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF
WEDNESDAY EVENING…WITH LINGERING NORTHWEST FLOW SHOWERS LATE.

* ACCUMULATIONS…MOST VALLEY LOCATIONS WILL SEE 1 TO 3
INCHES…AND ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FT WILL SEE 2 TO 4 INCHES.
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE…ESPECIALLY IN FAVORED
UPSLOPE AREAS.

* IMPACTS…LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS ROAD
CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING…WHEN
TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO DROP.

* TEMPERATURES…STARTING OUT IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 30S WEDNESDAY
MORNING…THEN FALLING WELL INTO THE 20S WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 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.

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.

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.

&&


NWS – Wind Advisory – Jackson County

Posted by on Friday, 10 January, 2014

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NPWGSP

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
231 PM EST FRI JAN 10 2014

NCZ051-052-058-059-062-063-110400-
/O.NEW.KGSP.WI.Y.0002.140111T0500Z-140111T1400Z/
SWAIN-HAYWOOD-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…WAYNESVILLE
231 PM EST FRI JAN 10 2014

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM EST
SATURDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WIND ADVISORY ABOVE 3500 FEET…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 AM EST SATURDAY.

* LOCATIONS…THE SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS.

* HAZARDS…STRONG HIGHER ELEVATION WIND GUSTS.

* TIMING…OVERNIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS…SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS…A FEW TREES AND/OR UTILITY LINES MAY BE
DOWNED…OUTSIDE FURNITURE AND OTHER OBJECTS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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