NWS has issued Winter Weather Advisory for Jackson County.

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BUNCOMBE-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-
HENDERSON-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-BURKE MOUNTAINS-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-POLK MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ASHEVILLE…SYLVA…FRANKLIN…
BREVARD…HENDERSONVILLE
939 PM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
NOON EST MONDAY…
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MONDAY TO NOON
EST TUESDAY…

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 NOON EST MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS…THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH
CAROLINA…INCLUDING THE ASHEVILLE AREA…AS WELL AS MOUNTAIN
LOCATIONS EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.

* HAZARDS…ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL…RAPIDLY FALLING
TEMPERATURES…AND WIDESPREAD BLACK ICE DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT
INTO MONDAY MORNING. DANGEROUS WIND CHILL CONDITIONS DEVELOPING
MONDAY NIGHT. VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP THROUGHOUT.

* TIMING…RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF A
COLD FRONT OVERNIGHT…WITH MAINLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW
RESULTING. RAPIDLY FALLING TEMPERATURES WILL THEN ALLOW
CONDITIONS TO BECOME VERY SLIPPERY THROUGH MONDAY MORNING.
BITTER TO DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS WILL DEVELOP LATE MONDAY AND
WORSEN MONDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 1 INCH…EXCEPT FOR
LOCAL 2 INCH TOTALS IN EXTREME NORTHERN BUNCOMBE
COUNTY…WESTERN MACON COUNTY…AND AT THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* WINDS…BRIEF SOUTHERLY WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH AT THE HIGHER
RIDGES EARLY…THEN NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40
MPH BEHIND THE COLD FRONT.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…FALLING TO MINUS 15 TO MINUS 25 MONDAY
NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES…FALLING THROUGH THE 20S OVERNIGHT…THROUGH THE
TEENS BY LATE MONDAY AND INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS TO NEAR ZERO ON
MONDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS…VERY SLIPPERY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP FROM THE SNOW
AND RAIN THAT WILL FREEZE ON AREA ROADWAYS OVERNIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS WILL THEN DEVELOP
THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. A FEW POWER OUTAGES COULD RESULT FROM THE
GUSTY WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND
STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THIS
WILL RESULT IN FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA OR DEATH IF
PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLACK ICE MEANS THAT VERY
SLIPPERY ROADWAY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL
HAZARDOUS. AVOID TRAVEL IF POSSIBLE AND LEAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO
REACH YOUR DESTINATION IF YOU MUST TRAVEL.

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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