... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 6 PM this evening
to midnight EST Monday night...
* locations... the northern mountains of western North Carolina.
* Hazards... snow... mixing with and changing over to sleet and
* Timing... snow will begin Sunday evening and continue through
midday Monday. The precipitation will begin to mix with sleet
Monday afternoon and eventually change over to freezing rain
by Monday evening. Temperatures are expected to warm just
above freezing after midnight Monday night.
* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches... and up to
one quarter inch of ice.
* Impacts... accumulations of snow... sleet... and ice from
freezing rain will result in hazardous travel conditions and
* Winds... southeast 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Temperatures... in the upper 20s.
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. This will make travel
very hazardous or impossible... and power outages are likely.
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.
427 PM EST sun Feb 14 2016
... Dangerous Road conditions possible this evening across portions
of western North Carolina...
Light snow is beginning to fall across portions of western North
Carolina. Surface temperatures are in the mid 20s at best and in
some cases only in the teens across these areas. It does not take
much snow... often less than an inch... to cause significant travel
problems on untreated roads with sub-freezing temperatures in
place at precipitation onset. As snow falls onto Road
surfaces... friction from tires may briefly melt the snow... but
moisture would rapidly refreeze resulting in treacherous Road
conditions on untreated roads. Residents are urged to stay off
roads tonight and avoid travel if at all possible.