- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC

1035 PM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

…HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS TO CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE

NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS THROUGH TONIGHT…

.NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS

ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS…MAINLY ALONG AND NEAR THE TENNESSEE BORDER.

THE SNOW WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY DURING

THE EARLY MORNING HOURS. STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY

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SWAIN-HAYWOOD-GRAHAM-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BRYSON CITY…WAYNESVILLE

1035 PM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST

WEDNESDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET…

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST

WEDNESDAY…

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST

WEDNESDAY BELOW 3500 FEET…

* LOCATIONS…HAYWOOD…SWAIN…AND GRAHAM COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS…HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW

CAUSING TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON ROADWAYS. STRONG WIND

GUSTS CAUSING A FEW TREES AND POWER LINES TO FALL. GUSTY WINDS

COMBINING WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO PRODUCE

VERY LOW WIND CHILL.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING…THEN DIMINISH

LATE TONIGHT. WIND GUSTS WILL BE STRONGEST THIS EVENING. WIND

CHILL VALUES COLDER THAN 5 BELOW ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE

EVENING ON.

* ACCUMULATIONS…ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH IN

THE VALLEYS…WITH ANOTHER 2 TO 3 INCHES AT HIGH ELEVATIONS OF

THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS.

* IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE ROADS TO BECOME

SLIPPERY OR IMPASSABLE…ESPECIALLY ON STEEP MOUNTAINS.

SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR DUE TO FALLEN ELECTRICAL

LINES. BLACK ICE MAY MAKE VALLEY ROADS EXTREMELY SLIPPERY.

VERY LOW WIND CHILLS WILL MAKE IT DANGEROUS TO BE OUTSIDE FOR

LONG PERIODS.

* WIND CHILL…FROM 5 BELOW TO 20 BELOW ACROSS THE HIGH

ELEVATIONS..WITH THE WORST CONDITIONS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES…FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS EARLY WEDNESDAY

MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE

FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN

EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…BE SURE TO TAKE ALONG YOUR CELL

PHONE. WEAR A WARM COAT…GLOVES…AND BOOTS. KEEP A BLANKET…

FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN

EMERGENCY.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW

WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW

COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE

DRIVING.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS

WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN

FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND

GLOVES.

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.

&&

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AVERY-MADISON-YANCEY-MITCHELL-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…NEWLAND…SPRUCE PINE

1035 PM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST

WEDNESDAY…

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST

WEDNESDAY…

* LOCATIONS…THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND MADISON COUNTY IN NORTH

CAROLINA.

* HAZARDS…HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW

CAUSING TREACHEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON ROADWAYS. STRONG WIND

GUSTS CAUSING A FEW TREES AND POWER LINES TO FALL. VERY LOW

WIND CHILL.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS…THEN

TAPER OFF TOWARD DAYBREAK. WIND GUSTS WILL BE STRONGEST THIS

EVENING. WIND CHILL VALUES COLDER THAN 5 BELOW ARE EXPECTED

AFTER MIDNIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS…ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH IN

THE VALLEYS…WITH ANOTHER 2 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE AT HIGH

ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS…BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE ROADS TO BECOME

SLIPPERY OR IMPASSABLE…ESPECIALLY ON STEEP MOUNTAINS.

SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES MAY OCCUR DUE TO FALLEN ELECTRICAL

LINES. VERY LOW WIND CHILLS WILL MAKE IT DANGEROUS TO BE

OUTSIDE FOR LONG PERIODS.

* WIND CHILL…FROM 5 BELOW TO 20 BELOW…WITH THE LOWEST WIND

CHILLS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT.

* TEMPERATURES…FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS EARLY WEDNESDAY

MORNING.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER

CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST

THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF

YOU MUST TRAVEL…BE SURE TO TAKE ALONG YOUR CELL PHONE. WEAR A

WARM COAT…GLOVES…AND BOOTS. KEEP A BLANKET…FLASHLIGHT…

FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND STRONG WINDS

WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN

FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.

IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS…MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND

GLOVES.

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.

&&

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Delivered by Weather Underground Inc. Tue Jan 21 2014 10:35PM EST

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