Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1036 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
MOUNTAINS FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO CROSS
THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS EARLY SATURDAY. VERY COLD AIR WILL
ACCOMPANY THE SYSTEM...ALLOWING SNOW LEVELS TO DROP ACROSS THE
HIGH TERRAIN OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA STARTING FRIDAY EVENING.
AS THE SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST DURING THE DAY ON SATURDAY...
STRONG NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE...RESULTING IN NUMEROUS SNOW
SHOWERS THROUGH AT LEAST SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

NCZ053-058-059-311045-
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BUNCOMBE-GRAHAM-NORTHERN JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASHEVILLE...ROBBINSVILLE...CULLOWHEE...
SYLVA
1036 PM EDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO
8 PM EDT SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...BUNCOMBE...GRAHAM AND NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTIES.

* HAZARDS...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL IN THE 1 TO 3 INCH RANGE.

* TIMING...RAIN SHOWERS FRIDAY EVENING WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW
  OVERNIGHT AS SNOW LEVELS DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOORS BY DAYBREAK
  SATURDAY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL LIKELY LINGER THROUGH THE
  DAY ON SATURDAY...BEFORE ENDING SATURDAY EVENING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...THE WET SNOW COMBINED WITH VERY WINDY CONDITIONS COULD
  PRODUCE ISOLATED TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. ROAD SURFACES MAY
  SEE SLIGHTLY LESS SNOW ACCUMULATION...BUT BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES
  MAY BECOME SNOW COVERED AND ICY.

* TEMPERATURES...FALLING INTO THE UPPER 20S BT DAYBREAK SATURDAY.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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. ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

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