Thursday, March 6, 2014

NWS Hoists the Winter Whether Flag

Looks iffy - check back later (if time permits) to see my thoughts. Further north you are, better chance for what should be primarily a sleet / light freezing rain event. Very marginal temps so doubt it will be worse than the NWS states.

 LOCATIONS...

THE FOOTHILLS AND NORTHWEST PIEDMONT OF NORTH

  CAROLINA. 


* HAZARDS...

ACCUMULATING SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.


* TIMING...

PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE OVER MAINLY TO SLEET THIS

  EVENING...AND THEN FREEZING RAIN DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS

  ON FRIDAY. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD CHANGE TO ALL RAIN SHORTLY

  AFTER DAYBREAK FRIDAY.


* ACCUMULATIONS...

SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF UP TO 1 INCH. ICE

  ACCUMULATION GENERALLY AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH...BUT UP TO

  TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OVER THE SOUTH MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS DAVIE

  COUNTY AND NORTHERN IREDELL COUNTY.


* IMPACTS...

SLIPPERY ROADS FROM A COMBINATION OF SLEET AND

  FREEZING RAIN. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES IN LOCATIONS THAT RECEIVE

  A FEW TENTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE.


* TEMPERATURES...

DROPPING INTO THE LOWER 30S TONIGHT.


* WINDS...

NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.