SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

WWUS42 KGSP 191513
WSWGSP

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1013 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

…WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY ACROSS
MUCH OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS…ADJACENT FOOTHILLS…AND I-
40 CORRIDOR…

.A strong area of high pressure north of the region will bring
cold air southward across the western Carolinas through
Wednesday. Returning moisture will continue to produce a wintry
mix of precipitation along the Blue Ridge mountains of western
North Carolina, and surrounding areas. This will transition
completely to freezing rain before daybreak Wednesday, with
accumulating ice likely through at least midday, especially along
and north of Interstate 40.

NCZ035>037-048-052-056-057-059-063-502-504-506-508-510-192315-
/O.CON.KGSP.WW.Y.0007.190219T2300Z-190220T2100Z/
Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Madison-Haywood-Catawba-Rowan-
Northern Jackson-Southern Jackson-Greater Caldwell-Greater Burke-
Eastern McDowell-Greater Rutherford-Eastern Polk-
Including the cities of Bethlehem, Ellendale, Millersville,
Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point, Statesville, Mooresville,
Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville, Advance, Faust, Mars Hill,
Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Waynesville,
Waterville, Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek, Hickory, Newton,
St. Stephens, Salisbury, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva,
Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills,
Granite Falls, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Marion, Nebo,
Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, Forest City, Rutherfordton,
Spindale, Tryon, Columbus, and Mill Spring
1013 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS
EVENING TO 4 PM EST WEDNESDAY…

  • WHAT…Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of
    around one tenth of an inch expected. Winds gusting as high as
    35 mph.

  • WHERE…Portions of the southern and central mountains,
    foothills, and northern Piedmont of North Carolina.

  • WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 4 PM EST Wednesday.

  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The hazardous conditions could impact the
    morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.

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.

About Allen Aycoth

President of The Blue Ridge Weather Watch
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