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Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory for Avery County – January 6-7, 2022

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Last Updated on January 5, 2022 3:37 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
304 PM EST Wed Jan 5 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 7 AM EST
FRIDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO 7 AM
EST FRIDAY BELOW 3500 FEET…

  • WHAT…For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow expected. Total
    snow accumulations of up to 6 inches. Winds gusting as high as
    35 mph. For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total
    snow accumulations of up to 4 inches. Amounts will generally be
    highest on ridgetops, particularly those along the Tennessee
    border.
  • WHERE…North Carolina counties bordering Tennessee, from Graham
    to Avery.
  • WHEN…From noon Thursday to 7 AM EST Friday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
    conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Bitterly cold wind chills, between zero and
    10 below, will occur in high elevations early Friday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow
are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an
emergency. If you must travel, keep a flashlight, food, water,
and a warm blanket in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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

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