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Winter Weather Advisory – Jackson

Posted by on Thursday, 6 March, 2014

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
437 AM EST THU MAR 6 2014

…WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF WESTERN NORTH
CAROLINA TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING…

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TODAY OVER THE
NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND WILL MOVE OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST
THIS EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL DEVELOP UP FROM THE SOUTH TODAY
AND WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA
TONIGHT. AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEEPENS OFF THE COAST
TONIGHT…COOLER AIR WILL SURGE DOWN FROM HIGH PRESSURE OVER NEW
ENGLAND. THE COOLER AIR WILL ALLOW THE PRECIPITATION TO CHANGE
OVER TO A WINTRY MIX ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND
NEAR THE BLUE RIDGE OF NORTH CAROLINA. SLEET WILL CHANGE TO
FREEZING RAIN OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHWEST PIEDMONT TONIGHT. THE
PRECIPITATION SHOULD CHANGE TO RAIN ON FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE
ENDING. THERE REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION AND HOW MUCH COLD AIR MOVES DOWN FROM THE NORTH…
SUCH THAT SOME AREAS COULD BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING LATER TODAY OR
TONIGHT DEPENDING ON HOW THE EVENT UNFOLDS.

NCZ033-048>050-052-053-059-063>065-501-503-505-507-509-061800-
/O.NEW.KGSP.WW.Y.0014.140306T2300Z-140307T1700Z/
AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-NORTHERN JACKSON-
SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-
BURKE MOUNTAINS-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-
POLK MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEWLAND…SPRUCE PINE…WAYNESVILLE…
ASHEVILLE…SYLVA…BREVARD…HENDERSONVILLE
437 AM EST THU MAR 6 2014

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

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

* LOCATIONS…THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA
AND THE ADJACENT HIGH ELEVATION ZONES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
FOOTHILLS.

* HAZARDS…ACCUMULATING SNOW AND SLEET TONIGHT…THEN ICE
ACCUMULATION FRIDAY MORNING.

* TIMING…RAIN WILL DEVELOP LATE IN THE DAY AND WILL CHANGE OVER
TO SNOW AND SLEET AROUND SUNSET. PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE
MAINLY TO SLEET DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS…AND THEN MAINLY
FREEZING RAIN BEFORE DAYBREAK…AND FINALLY RAIN BY MID MORNING
FRIDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES NEAR
THE BLUE RIDGE…2 TO 3 INCHES OVER THE BALSAM MOUNTAINS…AND
UP TO ONE INCH ELSEWHERE. ICE ACCUMULATION UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN
INCH MAINLY OVER ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET.

* IMPACTS…SLIPPERY ROADS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF SNOW…SLEET…
AND ICE. A FEW POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY MORNING DUE
TO TREE LIMBS FALLING ONTO POWER LINES.

* TEMPERATURES…DROPPING DOWN INTO THE LOWER 30S.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY 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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