Avery Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Storm Warning, Freeze Warning
Statement as of 10:44 AM EDT die 31o October, anno 2014

...Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 8 PM this evening to 8 PM EDT Saturday...

* locations...North Carolina mountain counties along the Tennessee border from Avery to Swain.

* Hazards...heavy snowfall.

* Timing...rain will change over to snow tonight with snow levels dropping to the valley floors by daybreak on Saturday. Numerous snow showers will likely linger through the day on Saturday...before tapering off early Saturday evening.

* Accumulations...snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches...perhaps as much as 10 inches on west facing peaks above 4000 feet and along the immediate Tennessee border.

* Impacts...the heavy wet snow combined with windy conditions could produce isolated tree and power line damage. Road surfaces may see slightly less snow accumulation...but bridges and overpasses will likely remain snow covered and icy.

* Temperatures...in the upper 20s tonight and low to mid 30s Saturday.

* Winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency Friday night and Saturday. If you must travel...keep an extra flashlight... food...and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at...1...800...2 6 7...8 1 0 1. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also Post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg facebook or tweet your report using hashtag nwsgsp. Additional details can be found at www.Weather.Gov/gsp.

1034 am EDT Fri Oct 31 2014

...Freeze warning in effect from 11 PM this evening to 10 am EDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a freeze warning...which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 10 am EDT Saturday.

* Locations...Rabun County Georgia...the French Broad valley of North Carolina...and the northern mountains.

* Temperatures...lows around 30. Highs in the mid 30s.

* Impacts...the subfreezing temperatures will kill any remaining crops and should end the growing season.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.