Winter Storm Warning:
Issued at: 3:49 PM EDT on October 31, 2014, expires at: 8:00 PM EDT on November 01, 2014
- ...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 8 PM this evening to 8 PM EDT Saturday...
- locations...North Carolina mountain counties along the Tennessee border from Avery to Swain.
- Hazards...heavy snowfall.
- Timing...rain will change over to snow tonight with snow levels dropping to the valley floors by daybreak on Saturday. Numerous snow showers will likely linger through the day on Saturday... before tapering off early Saturday evening.
- Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches with some isolated amounts of up to 10 inches.
- Impacts...the heavy wet snow combined with windy conditions could produce isolated tree and power line damage. Road surfaces may see slightly less snow accumulation...but bridges and overpasses will likely remain snow covered and icy.
- Temperatures...falling into the mid to upper 20s late tonight.
- Winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency Friday night and Saturday. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. 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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