Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 11:54 AM EDT on March 12, 2014
... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 6 PM this
evening to 6 am EDT Thursday...
* locations... the Tennessee border counties of North Carolina.
* Hazards... black ice and accumulating snow will cover roads and
bridges this evening and tonight. Wind chill values will fall to
5 to 15 degrees below zero at higher elevations.
* Timing... rain showers will transition to snow showers this
evening and will linger into early Thursday morning. Moisture
on untreated roads and bridges will freeze this evening.
* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.
* Impacts... the combination of black ice and snow accumulation
will result in hazardous Road conditions. Very cold wind chill
values could result in frost bite.
* Temperatures... in the teens to low 20s.
* Winds... northwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
* Visibility... one quarter to one half mile at times.
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
A Winter Weather Advisory for black ice means that refreezing of
roads will occur... resulting in the development of widespread
black ice. Be prepared for very slippery roadways. Some roads
that appear clear may be covered by a thin layer of ice.
Statement as of 11:47 AM EDT on March 12, 2014
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 am EDT Thursday...
* locations... the central and southern North Carolina mountains.
* Hazards... strong and gusty winds.
* Timing... from this afternoon through tonight.
* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
* Impacts... downed tree limbs and possible uprooting of trees.
Scattered power outages are possible.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 9:28 am EDT on March 12, 2014
The weekley NOAA Weather Radio test will be postponed until
tomorrow due to the threat of severe weather today.
- Winter Weather Statement
A winter weather advisory is issued when significant accumulations of snow, sleet, or freezing rain may affect the advisory area.
- High Wind Advisory
A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
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