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Winter Storm Warning & Winter Weather Advisory includes Avery County – January 28-29, 2022

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Last Updated on January 31, 2022 6:59 am

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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
258 PM EST Thu Jan 27 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST
SATURDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST
SATURDAY BELOW 3500 FEET…

  • WHAT…For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow expected. Total
    snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with up to 8 inches at
    locations above 5000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. For
    the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow
    accumulations of 1 to 3 inches.
  • WHERE…Portions of western North Carolina.
  • WHEN…From 1 PM Friday to 7 AM EST Saturday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
    conditions could impact the evening commute. The cold wind
    chills as low as 10 below zero could result in hypothermia if
    precautions are not taken.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Precipitation will begin in mid-afternoon
    possibly as rain, but with a quick changeover to snow expected
    by early evening. Snow will taper off to the Tennessee border
    early Saturday morning. Wind chills of -5 to -10 are possible,
    especially at higher elevations and ridgetops.

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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