WINTER WEATHER WARNING

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1032 PM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

…WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY ACROSS
MUCH OF THE CAROLINA MOUNTAINS…PORTIONS OF THE GEORGIA
MOUNTAINS…AND THE FOOTHILLS AND NORTHERN PIEDMONT OF NORTH
CAROLINA…

.A strong area of high pressure north of the region will bring
cold air southward across the western Carolinas through
Wednesday. A wintry mix of rain, snow, and sleet has already
occurred in some areas of the Blue Ridge mountains of western
North Carolina. Overnight tonight, as temperatures fall below
freezing, this will begin to transition to freezing rain over
parts of the mountains, expanding to include portions of the
South Carolina and Georgia mountains as well as the Interstate 40
corridor in the North Carolina Piedmont and foothills.

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/O.CON.KGSP.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-190220T2100Z/
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
1032 PM EST Tue Feb 19 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST
WEDNESDAY…

  • WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations
    of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to two tenths of
    an inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph late tonight and during
    the day Wednesday.

  • WHERE…The northern mountains of North Carolina.

  • WHEN…Until 4 PM EST Wednesday.

  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The
    hazardous conditions will impact the morning commute. The weight
    of ice accumulation could bring down scattered trees and power
    lines, resulting in a few power outages, especially once winds
    pick up.

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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