SEVER WINTER WEATHER WARNING

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
849 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THIS WEEKEND...

.Cold high pressure along the East Coast will interact with a
moist low pressure system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico
Saturday night into Sunday. Moderate to heavy precipitation will
fall as a mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the
region this weekend, and possibly linger into the early part of
next week.

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Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Henderson-
Rutherford Mountains-Polk Mountains-Oconee Mountains-
Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Faust, Mars Hill,
Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Alarka, Almond,
Bryson City, Luada, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton,
Cruso, Cove Creek, Asheville, Robbinsville, Stecoah, Cullowhee,
Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle, Highlands,
Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River,
Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah,
Saluda, Mountain Rest, Walhalla, Pumpkintown, Tigerville,
Gowensville, and Cleveland
849 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO
NOON EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Most of the
  precipitation will be snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to
  18 inches are expected, with accumulations increasing from
  south to north and as elevation increases. Ice accumulations
  of around a tenth of an inch are also expected.

* WHERE...The mountains of southwest North Carolina, far
  northwest South Carolina, and far northeast Georgia.

* WHEN...From noon Saturday to noon Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult or even
  impossible. Road conditions will deteriorate Saturday night,
  with highway travel continuing to be impacted through early
  next week. Visibility may drop to less than a half mile during
  periods of heavy snow. A few power outages will occur.
  Widespread, prolonged power outages are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Please report snow and ice accumulations 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.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
849 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THIS WEEKEND...

.Cold high pressure along the East Coast will interact with a
moist low pressure system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico
Saturday night into Sunday. Moderate to heavy precipitation will
fall as a mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the
region this weekend, and possibly linger into the early part of
next week.

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Cleveland-Lincoln-Gaston-Mecklenburg-Cabarrus-Union-
Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-
McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-Greater Rutherford-
Eastern Polk-Greater Pickens-Greater Greenville-Spartanburg-
Cherokee-York-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem,
Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point,
Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville,
Advance, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick,
Spruce Pine, Poplar, Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens, Salisbury,
Shelby, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte,
Concord, Kannapolis, Monroe, Trinity, Indian Trail, Weddington,
Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls,
Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Ashford,
Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo, Dysartsville, Fero,
Glenwood, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Tryon, Columbus,
Mill Spring, Easley, Dacusville, Clemson, Greenville, Taylors,
Greer, Mauldin, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville, Berea, Spartanburg,
Gaffney, Catawba, and Rock Hill
849 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO
NOON EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
  accumulations of 2 to 10 inches along the I-85 corridor, with 10
  to 16 inches possible in the northwest North Carolina Piedmont
  and adjacent foothills, and 14 to 20 inches in the mountains.
  Ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch are also
  possible along and south of I-40, with one quarter of an inch
  possible closer to I-85.

* WHERE...The northern mountains and foothills of North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 7 PM Saturday to noon EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Tree damage and widespread, prolonged power
  outages are possible due to the ice. Travel will be very
  difficult or even impossible. Road conditions will deteriorate
  Saturday night into Sunday, with highway travel continuing to
  be impacted through early next week. Visibility may drop to less
  than a half mile during periods of heavy snow. A few power
  outages will occur. Widespread, prolonged power outages are
  possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Please report snow and ice accumulations 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.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1130 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION AREA LATE THIS WEEKEND INTO
MONDAY...

.Low pressure will track from Texas, across the Gulf Coast states
through Saturday while cold high pressure builds across the Ohio
Valley and Mid-Atlantic. This low will then move off the southeast
coast Sunday into Monday. With the colder air in place, a
prolonged period of mostly snow is expected, starting as early as
Saturday night, and lasting into Monday. Some mix of sleet may
occur across southeast sections as well. Based on the forecast
track, the heaviest snow is expected to occur across northwest
North Carolina into southern Virginia.

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/O.CON.KRNK.WS.W.0007.181209T0000Z-181210T1600Z/
Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Watauga-Wilkes-Yadkin-Grayson-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone,
Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale,
and Volney
1130 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO
11 AM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 18
  inches expected, with locally higher amounts possible near the
  Blue Ridge.

* WHERE...Portions of southwest Virginia and north central and
  northwest North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 7 PM Saturday to 11 AM EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
  commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.
&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
1130 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION AREA LATE THIS WEEKEND INTO
MONDAY...

.Low pressure will track from Texas, across the Gulf Coast states
through Saturday while cold high pressure builds across the Ohio
Valley and Mid-Atlantic. This low will then move off the southeast
coast Sunday into Monday. With the colder air in place, a
prolonged period of mostly snow is expected, starting as early as
Saturday night, and lasting into Monday. Some mix of sleet may
occur across southeast sections as well. Based on the forecast
track, the heaviest snow is expected to occur across northwest
North Carolina into southern Virginia.

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Franklin-Henry-Pittsylvania-Halifax-
Including the cities of Danbury, Eden, Yanceyville, Marion,
Wytheville, Galax, Floyd, Stuart, Rocky Mount, Martinsville,
Danville, and South Boston
1130 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT SATURDAY
NIGHT TO 11 AM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12
  inches expected.

* WHERE...Portions of south central, southwest and west central
  Virginia and north central North Carolina.

* WHEN...From midnight Saturday night to 11 AM EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
  commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
1100 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...Significant Winter Storm to Impact much of Central North
Carolinas Late Saturday night, Sunday and Monday...

.A developing winter storm will spread wintry precipitation
across central NC late Saturday night, with accumulating snow,
sleet, and freezing rain likely continuing into Monday.
Confidence that a significant winter storm will occur has
increased and the watch has been upgraded to a warning in the
northern and northwest Piedmont, with the Watch expanded to the
east.

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/O.CON.KRAH.WS.W.0004.181209T0600Z-181211T0000Z/
Person-Forsyth-Guilford-Alamance-Orange-Davidson-Randolph-
Including the cities of Bushy Fork, Concord, Roxboro, Surl,
Pfafftown, Stanleyville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro,
Lake Townsend, High Point, Burlington, Graham, Chapel Hill,
Carrboro, Lexington, Thomasville, Asheboro, Ulah, Archdale,
and Trinity
1100 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM SUNDAY TO
7 PM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Significant accumulations of snow is expected, with
  some sleet and freezing rain. Total snow and sleet
  accumulations of 6 to 10 inches, with up to a tenth of an inch
  of freezing rain is expected. The greatest snow accumulations
  are expected to the northwest of Lexington and Greensboro,
  with greater amounts of sleet and freezing rain to the east.
  The heaviest precipitation is expected to occur from 4am to
  4pm on Sunday.

* WHERE...The northwest and northern Piedmont, including the
  Triad.

* WHEN...Late Saturday night through Monday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will become very difficult, if not
  impossible, Sunday morning, with hazardous travel conditions
  expected to continue into Monday. In addition, there is the
  potential for scattered power outages from significant
  accumulations of snow and ice.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

The latest road conditions for North Carolina can be found online
at DriveNC.gov.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Morristown TN
947 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...A STRONG EARLY SEASON SYSTEM WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR A
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACROSS PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS
LATE SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

Widespread precipitation will move into the area Saturday as a
strong low pressure system approaches the area. Temperatures will
be cold enough across northeast Tennessee, northern Plateau,
southwest Virginia, and southwest North Carolina for
precipitation to begin as a mixture of rain, snow, and sleet in
lower elevations, with mainly snow in the mountains. The best
lift and moisture will arrive on Saturday night and continue
through Sunday morning, with significant snow accumulations
possible, especially across the far east Tennessee Mountains.
Snow will begin to taper off on Monday.

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Cocke Smoky Mountains-Southeast Greene-Blount Smoky Mountains-
Sevier Smoky Mountains-
Including the cities of Cosby, Cedar Creek, Cades Cove,
and Gatlinburg
947 PM EST Fri Dec 7 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO
NOON EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
  accumulations of up to 14 inches and ice accumulations of
  around one quarter of an inch expected.

* WHERE...Cocke Smoky Mountains, Southeast Greene, Blount Smoky
  Mountains and Sevier Smoky Mountains Counties.

* WHEN...From noon Saturday to noon EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Power outages and tree damage are likely
  due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible. The
  hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

&&

$$

About Allen Aycoth

President of The Blue Ridge Weather Watch
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