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Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 2:52 PM EST on February 9, 2016, expires at: 12:00 PM EST on February 10, 2016
  • ...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 am EST Wednesday... ...Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect from 7 PM this evening to noon EST Wednesday above 3500 feet... ...Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 7 PM Wednesday to 10 am EST Thursday... The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Wind Chill Advisory...which is in effect from 7 PM Wednesday to 10 am EST Thursday.
  • Locations...the northern North Carolina mountains near the Tennessee border.
  • Hazards...periods of snow and blowing snow. Also...any wet roads will refreeze again tonight...causing slippery conditions. In addition... northwest winds combined with temperatures in the single digits will result in wind chill values of 5 to 15 degrees below zero in elevations above 3500 feet tonight...and across most of the area on Wednesday night.
  • Timing...snow will continue through tonight...with slow but steady accumulation. However...deep moisture and strengthening northwest winds will still produce at least light snow showers at times Wednesday. A new Winter Weather Advisory could be necessary.
  • Accumulations...snow accumulation of up to 1 to 2 inches.
  • Impacts...snow and snow packed roads will make travel hazardous...especially across the high elevations near the Tennessee border. Snow accumulation and strong gusty winds could result in a few downed trees. Wind chill values of less than 5 degrees below zero will make it dangerous to be outside.
  • Temperatures...6 to 21 above.
  • Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
  • Wind chill low as 16 below due to temperatures 6 to 18 above...and winds northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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. Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1 across the high elevations Tuesday night...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. 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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