• Special Weather Statement

    NCZ033-048>050-053-501>507-170430- Avery-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Buncombe-Caldwell Mountains- Greater Caldwell-Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains- Eastern McDowell-Rutherford Mountains- Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut, Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Mount Mitchell State Park, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Asheville, Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Ashford, Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo, Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, and Lake Lure 1018 PM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018 Moisture that broke containment during the Northwest flow snow event this evening and brought snow flurries to light snow across portions of the northern foothills back towards the northern mountains will continue to gradually dissipate before midnight as drier air begins to move into the region. A few locations did report a dusting of snow on grassy areas and less traveled roadways. Combined with temperatures at or below freezing expected overnight, icy road conditions/patchy areas of black ice are possible, especially on bridges and overpasses, where snow was able to melt and will refreeze tonight and/or where isolated areas of light snow accumulation occurred. Across the higher elevations, above 3500 feet, winds of 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph are expected through the overnight hours. This along with brief snow showers which are expected to taper off towards midnight could temporarily reduce visibility. Motorist are urged to use caution while traveling, especially at night when it is more difficult to see ice on roadways. $$

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