Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Swiss,
Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine,
532 PM EST Wed Jan 3 2018
...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO NOON EST THURSDAY...
...WIND CHILL WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...
* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Expect wind chills
to fall to 15 to 25 degrees below zero. Very windy conditions
will also develop, with northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph arriving
overnight, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph at times, especially along
the higher ridges.
* WHERE...Avery, Yancey and Mitchell Counties in the northern
mountains of western North Carolina.
* WHEN...For the Wind Chill Warning, from 10 PM this evening to
noon EST Thursday. For the Wind Chill Watch, from Thursday
evening through Friday morning. Very windy conditions will
develop overnight and persist into Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS....The dangerously cold wind chills will
cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin.
A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and
the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frost
bite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if
precautions are not taken.
A Wind Chill Watch means there is the potential for a combination
of very cold air and the wind to create dangerously low wind
chill values. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for
updates on this situation.