Wind Chill Watch – Jackson County #cullowhee #dillsboro #sylva

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Wind Chill Watch
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1000 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…WINTER WEATHER TO AFFECT PARTS OF THE WESTERN CAROLINAS
THROUGH TUESDAY…

.A STORM SYSTEM FORECAST TO MOVE UP THE OHIO VALLEY TODAY WILL
HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE WESTERN CAROLINAS THROUGH THE EARLY PART OF
THE WEEK. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION LATE
TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. THE FRONT WILL BRING SNOW TO THE
MOUNTAINS…WHICH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON NEAR THE
TENNESSEE BORDER. THE SNOW IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF MONDAY NIGHT.
AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL MOVE IN BEHIND THE FRONT MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY…BRINGING THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES WE HAVE SEEN IN MANY
YEARS. BRISK WINDS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY COMBINED WITH THE VERY
COLD TEMPERATURES SHOULD RESULT IN BITTERLY COLD AND DANGEROUS
WIND CHILL VALUES ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA.

NCZ053-059-062>065-052100-
/O.CON.KGSP.WC.A.0001.140106T2300Z-140107T1700Z/
BUNCOMBE-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-
HENDERSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ASHEVILLE…SYLVA…FRANKLIN…
BREVARD…HENDERSONVILLE
1000 AM EST SUN JAN 5 2014

…WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING…

* LOCATIONS…THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA AWAY FROM THE
TENNESSEE BORDER.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* WIND CHILL VALUES…AS LOW AS 25 BELOW DUE TO TEMPERATURES 3
BELOW TO 13 ABOVE ZERO…AND WINDS NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILL THAT COULD CAUSE
FROSTBITE ON EXPOSED SKIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND CHILL WATCH MEANS THE THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A
COMBINATION OF VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS TO CREATE
DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS
AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

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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