Last Updated on September 30, 2022 12:29 am
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 30 at 12:04AM 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 360 miles south-southeast of Charlotte NC
– 30.2N 79.3W
– Storm Intensity 80 mph
– Movement North-northeast or 30 degrees at 10 mph
Hurricane Ian, a category 1 storm, will make landfall again on the
South Carolina coast Friday afternoon. It will track north northwest
across the Carolinas, weakening as it does so, 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
* FLOODING RAIN:
Protect against life-threatening flooding having impacts across the
western Carolinas. Potential impacts include:
– Major rainfall flooding may prompt 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.
– Driving conditions become dangerous.
– Many road and bridge closures with some weakened or washed out.
Protect against hazardous wind gusts. Potential impacts include:
– Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
– Many large tree limbs broken off. Some fences and roadway signs
– A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within urban
or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving conditions on
bridges and other elevated roadways.
– Scattered power and communications outages.
Also, protect against hazardous wind having possible limited impacts
across the remainder of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia.
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.
It is important to remain calm, informed, and focused during an
emergency. Be patient and helpful with those you encounter.
Rapidly rising flood waters are deadly. If you are in a flood-prone
area, consider moving to higher ground. Never drive through a flooded
roadway. Remember, turn around don`t drown!
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 6 AM 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