WINTER STORM WARNING for

..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.

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
4 PM EST WEDNESDAY…

  • WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total sleet and snow
    accumulations of up to 3 inches and ice accumulations of one
    tenth to three tenths of an inch expected. Winds gusting as high
    as 40 mph.

  • WHERE…The northern mountains of North Carolina.

  • WHEN…From 3 PM this afternoon to 4 PM EST Wednesday.

  • 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 or evening
    commute.

Instructions: 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.
Target Area:
Avery
Burke Mountains
Caldwell Mountains
McDowell Mountains
Mitchell
Yancey

About Allen Aycoth

President of The Blue Ridge Weather Watch
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