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Winter Storm Warning for Avery County – January 15-17, 2022

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Last Updated on January 16, 2022 6:14 pm

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Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Faust,
Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck,
Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick,
Spruce Pine, Poplar, Alarka, Almond, Bryson City, Luada, Wesser,
Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek, Robbinsville,
and Stecoah
609 PM EST Sun Jan 16 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST MONDAY…

  • WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations
    of 1 to 5 inches, with isolated areas seeing up to 6 inches.
    Winds gusting as high as 50 mph, especially in higher
    elevations.
  • WHERE…Portions of western North Carolina, particularly along
    the Tennessee border.
  • WHEN…Until 6 PM EST Monday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
    conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Widespread black ice should be expected
    Monday morning, and may be a concern into the middle of the
    week. DOT asks persons to stay off roads unless absolutely
    necessary.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet,
and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep a
flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Prepare for possible power outages.

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. The latest state road
conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

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