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Winter Weather Advisory & Winter Storm Warning for Avery County – January 13-14, 2023

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Last Updated on January 12, 2023 5:17 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
340 AM EST Thu Jan 12 2023

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM
EST SATURDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
7 AM EST SATURDAY BELOW 3500 FEET…

  • WHAT…For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow expected. Total
    snow accumulations of up to 9 inches. Winds gusting as high as
    45 mph. For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total
    snow accumulations of up to 2 inches. Winds gusting as high as
    40 mph.
  • WHERE…The North Carolina mountain counties along the Tennessee
    border.
  • WHEN…From midnight tonight to 7 AM EST Saturday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous
    conditions could impact the morning or evening commute Friday.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Wind chill values could drop to around zero
    across the higher elevations Friday and Friday night.

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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