Gaston

 Freezing Rain Advisory  Statement as of 4:25 am EST on March 1, 2015


... Freezing Rain Advisory remains in effect until noon EST
today...

* locations... the central and southern mountains... and southern
foothills and Piedmont of North Carolina... far northeast
Georgia... and most of upstate South Carolina.

* Hazards... freezing rain.

* Timing... rain will change to freezing rain as temperatures
fall below freezing. Temperatures will be most conducive to
freezing rain early this morning... but will continue until
temperatures warm above freezing. All precipitation should
change to rain by noon.

* Accumulations... up to an eighth of an inch of ice glaze.

* Impacts... hazardous travel conditions due to slick roadways.
Isolated power outages due to downed trees or power lines.

* Temperatures... lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

* Winds... northeast 5 to 10 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or
freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

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.






 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 4:21 am EST on March 1, 2015


This is severe weather preparedness week in North Carolina. Families
and individuals... as well as employers and other organizations... are
urged to use weather preparedness materials to devise their own
severe weather safety plans. If you already have a plan in place...
you are encouraged to use this opportunity to review your procedures
and perform drills and exercises based upon your plan. To support
this effort... the National Weather Service... in conjunction with
state emergency management... will conduct the state tornado drill on
Wednesday... March 4th at around 930 am. The National Weather
Service will activate the monthly test of the emergency alert system
via NOAA Weather Radio for all North Carolina counties at this time.
For more information on severe weather... including safety
information... visit our website at weather . G o v / g S p / g S p S
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