NWS – Winter Storm Warning Jackson County

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
457 AM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM GRADUALLY DEVELOPING ACROSS NORTHEAST
GEORGIA...UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

.MAINLY LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL START TO SPREAD NORTHWARD ACROSS
THE REGION TODAY...PRODUCING LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS
NORTHEAST GEORGIA...UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...AND THE CHARLOTTE
METRO AREA THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. STARTING TONIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY...MORE ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION JUST
AS A VERY COLD AIRMASS SETTLES SOUTHWARD FROM HIGH PRESSURE OVER
THE MID ATLANTIC. THE COMBINATION OF THESE FEATURES WILL ALLOW
HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN TO IMPACT
THE AREA MAINLY WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

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AVERY-ALEXANDER-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-SWAIN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-
GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-
HENDERSON-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-BURKE MOUNTAINS-
GREATER BURKE-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-EASTERN MCDOWELL-
RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-GREATER RUTHERFORD-POLK MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN POLK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEWLAND...SPRUCE PINE...BRYSON CITY...
WAYNESVILLE...ASHEVILLE...SYLVA...FRANKLIN...BREVARD...
HENDERSONVILLE
457 AM EST TUE FEB 11 2014

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM
EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6
PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EST THURSDAY.

* LOCATIONS...THE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF WESTERN NORTH
  CAROLINA.

* HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOW.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL LIKELY DEVELOP FROM THE SOUTH TODAY AND THEN
  INCREASE IN INTENSITY THROUGH WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
  THE SNOW WILL END FROM THE WEST THURSDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES...POSSIBLY A
  LITTLE LESS IN THE FAR SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND A LITTLE MORE JUST
  EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS. THE
  ACCUMULATIONS MAY ALSO CREATE POWER OUTAGES...ESPECIALLY
  WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

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

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...BE SURE TO TAKE ALONG YOUR CELL
PHONE. WEAR A WARM COAT...GLOVES...AND BOOTS. KEEP A BLANKET...
FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN
EMERGENCY.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AS WELL AS ANY DAMAGE
TO TREES OR STRUCTURES...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.

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