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Winter Storm Watch includes Avery County for Monday morning through Tuesday morning – Nov 30-Dec 1, 2020

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC

257 PM EST Sun Nov 29 2020

…FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOW OF THE SEASON LIKELY NEAR THE TENNESSEE BORDER… .

In the wake of a seasonably strong cold front, moist northwesterly winds will produce impactful snow accumulation in the mountains of North Carolina near the Tennessee border Monday into early Tuesday.

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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

257 PM EST Sun Nov 29 2020

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible at high elevations, with event totals of generally 4 to 8 inches, and isolated spots of 12 inches. Valleys and downslope areas may only see 1 to 3 inches total. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE…Portions of western North Carolina.

* WHEN…From Monday morning through Tuesday morning.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

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