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Winter Weather Advisory

Statement as of 10:01 PM EDT on May 05, 2016

Expires 12:00 PM EDT on May 06, 2016


... Winter Weather Advisory in effect until noon EDT Friday above
3500 feet...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued
a Winter Weather Advisory above 3500 feet for snow... which is in
effect until noon EDT Friday.

* Locations... elevations above 3500 feet in Avery and Mitchell
counties.

* Hazards... accumulating snowfall.

* Timing... fairly steady precipitation will wrap southward along
The Spine of the southern Appalachians through the nighttime
hours. Temperatures will be cold enough for the precipitation to
fall as snow above 4500 feet... with a rain and snow mix likely
below that. The snowfall will taper off or mix back over to rain
through late Friday morning.

* Accumulations... snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches at
elevations around 3500... ranging up to 3 to 4 inches above 4500
feet... with isolated 5 to 6 inch totals along the very highest
peaks.

* Impacts... the snow will accumulate mainly on the grass at lower
elevations... but roadway temperatures will be colder at the
higher elevations and slippery roads will likely develop there.

* Temperatures... in mid to upper 30s... but around freezing at
elevations above 5000 feet.

* Winds... northwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts of 25 to 35 mph at
times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

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.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can be found at www.Weather.Gov/gsp.



Gerapetritis



Special Statement

Statement as of 7:00 PM EDT on May 05, 2016

Expires 4:00 AM EDT on May 06, 2016


... Light snow accumulations expected across the northern North
Carolina mountains tonight...

A deep low pressure system over the central Carolinas this evening
is driving a band of moisture southward along the southern
Appalachians. This moisture will interact with unseasonably cold
air in place at the higher elevations to produce some light snow
accumulations this evening and overnight. While temperatures are
expected to remain in the upper 30s to around 40 in the mountain
valleys... temperatures may fall to near or below the freezing
mark at elevations above 4500 feet. The valleys and slopes could
see spotty snow showers mix in at times... but the precipitation
should fall mainly as rain in these areas. However... the higher
ridge tops could see more precipitation fall as snow... with
mainly snow expected at elevations at or above 5000 feet.

Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible at these
higher elevations... and temperatures hovering at or below the
freezing mark may produce slippery Road conditions. Use caution
tonight if you must travel in the higher elevations.


Gerapetritis


700 PM EDT Thu may 5 2016

... Light snow accumulations expected across the northern North
Carolina mountains tonight...

A deep low pressure system over the central Carolinas this evening
is driving a band of moisture southward along the southern
Appalachians. This moisture will interact with unseasonably cold
air in place at the higher elevations to produce some light snow
accumulations this evening and overnight. While temperatures are
expected to remain in the upper 30s to around 40 in the mountain
valleys... temperatures may fall to near or below the freezing
mark at elevations above 4500 feet. The valleys and slopes could
see spotty snow showers mix in at times... but the precipitation
should fall mainly as rain in these areas. However... the higher
ridge tops could see more precipitation fall as snow... with
mainly snow expected at elevations at or above 5000 feet.

Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible at these
higher elevations... and temperatures hovering at or below the
freezing mark may produce slippery Road conditions. Use caution
tonight if you must travel in the higher elevations.


Gerapetritis


700 PM EDT Thu may 5 2016

... Light snow accumulations expected across the northern North
Carolina mountains tonight...

A deep low pressure system over the central Carolinas this evening
is driving a band of moisture southward along the southern
Appalachians. This moisture will interact with unseasonably cold
air in place at the higher elevations to produce some light snow
accumulations this evening and overnight. While temperatures are
expected to remain in the upper 30s to around 40 in the mountain
valleys... temperatures may fall to near or below the freezing
mark at elevations above 4500 feet. The valleys and slopes could
see spotty snow showers mix in at times... but the precipitation
should fall mainly as rain in these areas. However... the higher
ridge tops could see more precipitation fall as snow... with
mainly snow expected at elevations at or above 5000 feet.

Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be possible at these
higher elevations... and temperatures hovering at or below the
freezing mark may produce slippery Road conditions. Use caution
tonight if you must travel in the higher elevations.


Gerapetritis

Local Storm Report



05/05/2016 1012 PM

Beech Mountain, Avery County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by law enforcement.


            Beech Mt pd at 5500ft





05/05/2016 1012 PM

Beech Mountain, Avery County.

Snow e3.0 inch, reported by law enforcement.


            Beech Mt pd at 5500ft



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