WINTER WEATHER STATEMENT

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
335 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

…WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING 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 has brought cold
air southward across the western Carolinas. A wintry mix of mostly
freezing rain and some sleet will continue 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
335 AM EST Wed Feb 20 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS
AFTERNOON…

  • WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation. Additional snow and sleet
    accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to
    two tenths of an inch. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph will be
    possible as well.

  • WHERE…The northern mountains of North Carolina.

  • WHEN…Until 4 PM EST this afternoon.

  • 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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