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Winter Weather Advisory for Avery County, NC, Caldwell County, NC – December 21-22, 2022

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Last Updated on December 21, 2022 3:46 am

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Avery-Yancey-Mitchell-Caldwell Mountains-Burke Mountains-
McDowell Mountains-Rutherford Mountains-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Swiss,
Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine,
Poplar, Jonas Ridge, Ashford, Woodlawn, Old Fort,
and Chimney Rock State Park
339 AM EST Wed Dec 21 2022

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
9 AM EST THURSDAY…

  • WHAT…Freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations of
    around one tenth of an inch.
  • WHERE…Portions of western North Carolina, mainly along and
    near the Blue Ridge Escarpment.
  • WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 9 AM EST Thursday.
  • IMPACTS…Difficult travel conditions are possible. The
    hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Most of the freezing rain is expected to
    fall along and near the Blue Ridge Escarpment from around Black
    Mountain and Old Fort up to Blowing Rock late tonight and early
    Thursday morning. Temperatures should warm quickly around
    sunrise Thursday, ending the threat.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Weather Advisory for freezing rain means that periods of
freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties.
Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down 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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