Weather Alerts for Northern Jackson County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
NORTHERN JACKSON COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Alexander - Buncombe - Eastern McDowell - Eastern Polk - Greater Burke - Greater Caldwell - Greater Rutherford - Haywood - Henderson - Madison - Northern Jackson - Polk Mountains - Rutherford Mountains - Southern Jackson - Transylvania
Effective: Tue, 2/19 6:00pm Updated: Mon, 2/18 7:36pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Wed, 2/20 4:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTRY PRECIPITATION EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT
FOOTHILLS...
.A strong area of high pressure north of the region will permit
cold air to spill southward across the western Carolinas Tuesday
through Wednesday. Meanwhile, moisture will return from the south
on Tuesday night and produce a wintry mix of precipitation along
the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina, and
surrounding areas. A wintry mix Tuesday evening will transition
completely over to freezing rain before daybreak Wednesday, with
accumulating ice likely through at least midday, especially along
and north of Interstate 40.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM TUESDAY TO 4 PM
EST WEDNESDAY...
* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of one-
tenth to two-tenths of an inch are expected, with a few
hundreths of an inch of ice expected across the southern
foothills. Winds may gust as high as 35 mph at times, mainly
along the higher ridge tops in the mountains.
* WHERE...The central and southern mountains of western North
Carolina, especially along and east of the Blue Ridge
escarpment, and also the North Carolina foothills.
* WHEN...From 6 PM Tuesday to 4 PM EST Wednesday. The
precipitation may begin as a mix of sleet and freezing rain late
Tuesday before transitioning over to all freezing rain the rest
of Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The hazardous conditions will likely impact
the morning commute on Wednesday. Isolated power outages are
possible.

Information:
A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads. Slow down
and use caution while driving.
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.
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.