• Special Weather Statement

    Updated:
    NCZ033-048>050-052-053-059-063>065-501>510-130345- Avery-Madison-Yancey-Mitchell-Haywood-Buncombe-Northern Jackson- Southern Jackson-Transylvania-Henderson-Caldwell Mountains- Greater Caldwell-Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains- Eastern McDowell-Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford- Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk- 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, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso, Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva, Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Ashford, Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo, Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, Lake Adger, and Mill Spring 633 PM EST Sat Jan 12 2019 ...TREACHEROUS ICING CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP QUICKLY THIS EVENING ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS... Heavier precipitation rates are starting to spread northeast across western North Carolina early this evening, and this is occurring just as temperatures begin to lock in at or below the freezing mark in many areas. Sleet will transition to freezing rain quickly in many North Carolina mountain and foothill locations and travel conditions will likely deteriorate rapidly. Conditions will then worsen through the late evening hours and overnight as freezing rain continues to accumulate on trees, limbs, and power lines. Roads, and especially bridges, will ice up very quickly this evening - making walking or driving hazardous. Travel across the Winter Storm Warning, and nearby Advisory areas, should be completed or postponed immediately. $$

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