NWS – Winter Storm Watch Jackson County

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
411 AM EST MON FEB 10 2014

…SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM LIKELY TO AFFECT THE WESTERN
CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT…

.THE COMBINATION OF A COLD CANADIAN AIR MASS BUILDING OVER TO THE
NORTH OF THE REGION…ALONG WITH GRADUALLY RETURNING MOISTURE
FROM LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING OVER THE NORTHERN GULF OF
MEXICO…WILL PRODUCE A PERIOD OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE
REGION THROUGH MID WEEK. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WILL AFFECT
THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA WEDNESDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT…WITH HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW…SLEET…AND
FREEZING RAIN EXPECTED.

GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ051>053-058-059-062>065-068>072-082-
507>510-SCZ001>014-019-102100-
/O.NEW.KGSP.WS.A.0003.140211T1100Z-140213T1200Z/
RABUN-HABERSHAM-STEPHENS-FRANKLIN-HART-ELBERT-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-
BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-
TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN-GASTON-MECKLENBURG-
CABARRUS-UNION NC-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…BRYSON CITY…WAYNESVILLE…ASHEVILLE…
SYLVA…FRANKLIN…BREVARD…HENDERSONVILLE…SHELBY…
LINCOLNTON…GASTONIA…CHARLOTTE…CONCORD…MONROE…
GREENVILLE…SPARTANBURG…GAFFNEY…ROCK HILL…ANDERSON…
ABBEVILLE…LAURENS…UNION…CHESTER…GREENWOOD
411 AM EST MON FEB 10 2014

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING…

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

* LOCATIONS…NORTHEAST GEORGIA…UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA…AND THE
SOUTHERN TIER OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

* HAZARDS…HEAVY SNOW AND SLEET…WITH AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN IN
THE LOWER PIEDMONT.

* TIMING…MAINLY LIGHT SNOW AND SLEET SHOULD IMPACT THE REGION
TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT. THE PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME
HEAVIER WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT…WITH SLEET INCREASINGLY
MIXING IN FROM THE SOUTH…ALONG WITH FREEZING RAIN IN LOCATIONS
SOUTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 85.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES ALONG THE
EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MOUNTAINS…4 TO 6 INCHES ALONG AND
NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSTATE 85 CORRIDOR…AND 2 TO 4 INCHES
SOUTHEAST OF INTERSTATE 85. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A TRACE TO ONE
TENTH OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED ALONG INTERSTATE 85…WITH
ACCUMULATIONS RANGING UP TO ONE QUARTER TO ONE THIRD OF AN INCH
IN THE SOUTHEAST PIEDMONT FROM ABBEVILLE TO CHESTER TO MONROE.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW…SIGNIFICANT
SLEET…AND FREEZING RAIN WILL MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS. THE
ACCUMULATIONS MAY ALSO CREATE NUMEROUS POWER
OUTAGES…ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES…MAINLY IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 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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