Urgent weather weather statment

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
350 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.
Meanwhile, moisture will return from the south tonight and
produce a wintry mix of precipitation along the Blue Ridge
mountains of western North Carolina, and surrounding areas. A
wintry mix this evening will transition completely over to
freezing rain before daybreak Wednesday, with accumulating ice
likely through at least midday, especially along and north of
Interstate 40.

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Avery-Yancey-Mitchell-Caldwell Mountains-Burke Mountains-
McDowell Mountains-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Swiss,
Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine,
Poplar, Jonas Ridge, Ashford, Woodlawn, and Old Fort
350 AM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 PM EST WEDNESDAY…

  • WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and
    sleet accumulations of one-half to one inch, with ice
    accumulations from freezing rain around one quarter inch.
    Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

  • WHERE…The northern mountains of western North Carolina.

  • WHEN…From 6 PM today to 4 PM EST Wednesday. Precipitation may
    begin as a snow and sleet mixture late today, transition to
    sleet and freezing rain through the evening hours, and then
    become all freezing rain overnight through Wednesday morning.

  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The
    hazardous conditions will likely impact the morning commute on
    Wednesday. Scattered to numerous power outages are likely.

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.

About Allen Aycoth

President of The Blue Ridge Weather Watch
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