• Winter Storm Watch

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    NCZ033-035>037-049-050-053-056-057-065-501>510-120500- /O.NEW.KGSP.WS.A.0001.190112T2300Z-190114T0000Z/ Avery-Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Yancey-Mitchell-Buncombe-Catawba- Rowan-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, Bethlehem, Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point, Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville, Advance, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Asheville, Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens, Salisbury, 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, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, and Mill Spring 356 PM EST Fri Jan 11 2019 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow and sleet accumulations may range from about an inch in the southern part of the Watch area to 2 to 3 inches along the far northern Blue Ridge mountains. Ice accumulations could approach one quarter inch in many areas. * WHERE...Western North Carolina mountain locations along and east of the central and northern Blue Ridge mountains, the adjacent North Carolina foothills, and the northwest piedmont of western North Carolina. * WHEN...Light wintry precipitation may develop on Saturday, but with accumulations occurring primarily from Saturday evening through Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the snow, sleet, and ice. Travel could become treacherous. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. && $$

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