Sunday, January 9, 2011

NWS Issues Winter Storm Warning

From the NWS in Greenville/Spartanburg:

"... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 am Monday to noon EST
Tuesday... 

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow... which is in effect from 6
am Monday to noon EST Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer
in effect.

* Locations... the northern foothills and northwest Piedmont of 
western North Carolina. 

* Hazards... heavy snow... with light accumulations of sleet and 
freezing rain. 

* Timing... snowfall is expected to develop from the southwest
during the morning hours Monday. The snow may mix with... or
change to... sleet in the late afternoon and early evening. A
changeover to light freezing rain is expected Monday evening... 
before gradually ending as a period of light freezing rain and
freezing drizzle early Tuesday.

* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches... along 
with a few hundredths of an inch of ice. 

* Impacts... roads will become very slippery quickly on Monday
morning. The combination of heavy snow early in the event... with
light ice accumulations later on... could cause some isolated
power outages.

* Temperatures... highs in the lower 30s with lows in the upper 20s
throughout the winter storm."