Last Updated on September 29, 2022 6:29 pm
Alert for Alexander; Avery; Buncombe; Burke Mountains; Cabarrus; Caldwell Mountains; Catawba; Cleveland; Davie; Eastern McDowell; Eastern Polk; Gaston; Graham; Greater Burke; Greater Caldwell; Greater Rutherford; Haywood; Henderson; Iredell; Lincoln; Macon; Madison; McDowell Mountains; Mecklenburg; Mitchell; Northern Jackson; Polk Mountains; Rowan; Rutherford Mountains; Southern Jackson; Swain; Transylvania; Union; Yancey (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service
Hurricane Local Statement
NWS Greenville-Spartanburg (Western North Carolina and Northwest South Carolina)
Hurricane Local Statement issued September 29 at 5:35PM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg
This product covers the western Carolinas and NE Georgia
**STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TO IMPACT PARTS OF THE
PIEDMONT OF THE CAROLINAS BEGINNING LATE TONIGHT**
* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
– A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Cabarrus, Catawba,
Chester, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan,
Union NC, and York
* STORM INFORMATION:
– About 410 miles south of Charlotte NC or about 410 miles
south-southeast of Greenville/Spartanburg SC
– 29.3N 79.9W
– Storm Intensity 75 mph
– Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 10 mph
Tropical Storm Ian is expected to strengthen into a hurricane
before making landfall again on the South Carolina coast. It will
track north northwest across the Carolinas, bringing strong winds and
heavy rain to the region. Localized flash flooding will be possible
with the heavy rain, especially across the Piedmont and North Carolina
* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against life-threatening rainfall flooding having possible
extensive impacts across the western Carolinas. Potential
– Major rainfall flooding may prompt many evacuations and rescues.
– Rivers and tributaries may rapidly overflow their banks in
multiple places. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
ditches may become dangerous rivers. In mountain areas,
destructive runoff may run quickly down valleys while
increasing susceptibility to rockslides and mudslides. Flood
control systems and barriers may become stressed.
– Flood waters can enter many structures within multiple
communities, some structures becoming uninhabitable or washed
away. Many places where flood waters may cover escape routes.
Streets and parking lots become rivers of moving water with
underpasses submerged. Driving conditions become dangerous.
Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.
Protect against dangerous rainfall flooding having possible limited
to significant impacts across all of the western Carolinas, but
especially the Piedmont of North Carolina and eastern Piedmont of
South Carolina, including all of the Charlotte metro area, as well
as the northern foothills of North Carolina.
Protect against dangerous wind having possible significant impacts
across the southern Piedmont of North Carolina, including portions
of the Charlotte metro area. Potential impacts in this area
– Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage
to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings
experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile
homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight
objects become dangerous projectiles.
– Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater
numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several
fences and roadway signs blown over.
– Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban
or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access
– Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent
in areas with above ground lines.
Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the remainder of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia.
Little to no impacts are anticipated at this time across the western
Carolinas and northeast Georgia.
* OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION:
Now is the time to complete all preparations to protect life and
property in accordance with your emergency plan. Ensure you are in a
safe location before the onset of strong winds or possible flooding.
Keep cell phones well charged. Cell phone chargers for automobiles
can be helpful, but be aware of your risk for deadly carbon monoxide
poisoning if your car is left idling in a garage or other poorly
If you are a visitor, be sure to know the name of the city or town in
which you are staying and the name of the county or parish in which
it resides. Listen for these locations in local news updates. Pay
attention for instructions from local authorities.
Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather radio or local news outlets
for official storm information. Be ready to adapt to possible changes
to the forecast. Ensure you have multiple ways to receive weather
* ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
– For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov
– For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org
– For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org
The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather
Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC around midnight EDT, or sooner if
TIME…MOT…LOCAlexander; Avery; Buncombe; Burke Mountains; Cabarrus; Caldwell Mountains; Catawba; Cleveland; Davie; Eastern McDowell; Eastern Polk; Gaston; Graham; Greater Burke; Greater Caldwell; Greater Rutherford; Haywood; Henderson; Iredell; Lincoln; Macon; Madison; McDowell Mountains; Mecklenburg; Mitchell; Northern Jackson; Polk Mountains; Rowan; Rutherford Mountains; Southern Jackson; Swain; Transylvania; Union; Yancey