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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Swain (NCC173) North Carolina Issued by the National Weather Service

 

Winter Storm Warning - Swain (North Carolina)


Updated:Fri 31-Oct-14 10:43pm EDT
Effective:Fri 31-Oct-14 10:43pm EDT
Expires:Sat 01-Nov-14 08:00pm EDT
Severity:Moderate
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Avery; Graham; Haywood; Madison; Mitchell; Swain; Yancey
 
Instructions: 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.

Message summary: ...heavy snow is expected over portions of the north carolina mountains tonight through saturday...
.a strong upper level low pressure system is forecast to cross the southern appalachians early saturday. Very cold air will accompany the system...allowing snow levels to drop across the high terrain of western north carolina starting this evening. As the system exits to the east during the day on saturday...strong northwest flow will continue...resulting in numerous snow showers through at least saturday afternoon.
...winter storm warning remains in effect until 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 8 inches with some isolated amounts of up to 10 inches.
* 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...falling into the mid to upper 20s late tonight.
* winds...northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
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Wind Advisory - Swain (North Carolina)


Updated:Fri 31-Oct-14 10:40pm EDT
Effective:Fri 31-Oct-14 10:40pm EDT
Expires:Sat 01-Nov-14 08:00pm EDT
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Alexander; Burke Mountains; Caldwell Mountains; Eastern McDowell; Graham; Greater Burke; Greater Caldwell; Haywood; Macon; Madison; McDowell Mountains; Northern Jackson; Swain
 
Instructions: A wind advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Message summary: ...freeze warnings...freeze watches and wind advisories are in place across northeast georgia...the north carolina mountains...
And portions of upstate south carolina and the north carolina foothills and piedmont. .a very cold air mass will accompany the passage of an upper low across the southern appalachians late tonight and saturday morning. The low and its cold front will bring temperatures below freezing that will allow for accumulating snowfall across much of the mountains. The low temperatures will be equally cold across the other north carolina mountain counties not listed in the freeze warning early saturday...but the growing season has already ended in those locations...so they were not included in the new freeze warning. Temperatures will struggle to climb through the 30s on saturday afternoon. A developing low pressure system along the north carolina coast will also produce strong winds.
...wind advisory remains in effect until 8 pm edt saturday...
* locations...north carolina mountains and foothills.
* hazards...strong winds may blow down trees and limbs producing scattered power outages.
* timing...mainly late tonight through saturday.
* winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
* impacts...scattered power outages.
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Source: NWS Watches, Warnings or Advisories for zone NCC173

Last Updated: 2/1/12 9:11pm

Current Weather Conditions

Dry
Temperature
52.9 F
clear, Dry
High: 67.5F at

2:00pm

Low: 39.4 F at

6:23am

Humidity: 98%
Dewpoint: 0.05 F
Rain: 0.14 in
Baro: vvx023 in
Wind:
( )
0 mph

WNCweather.net Forecast

NWS Forecast for Whittier NC
Overnight

Snow. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%
Snow

Lo 27 °F
Saturday

Snow. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%
Snow

Hi 34 °F
Saturday
Night

Snow Likely. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Snow
Likely
Lo 22 °F
Sunday

Slight Chc Rain/Snow. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Rain/Snow
Hi 41 °F

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Daily Extremes

Temperature

Temperature Avgerage

44.1 F /  since 6am

Temp change from 24 hrs:

-10.0

Wind Chill:

F Low: 36.7 F (12:27 AM)

Heat Index:

F High: 37.0 F (12:00 AM)

Wind

Avg Wind Direction:

SSE mph

Gust:

4.0 mph

Avg Wind:

0.6 mph

Wind Run:

0.04 miles

Humidity

24 Hour Avg :

83.6 %

High Humidity:

85 % (12:23 AM)

Low Humidity:

81 % (12:00 AM)

Dew Point

Dew Point change last 24 hours

-5.3 F

High Dew Point:

32.7 F (12:23 AM)

Low Dew Point:

31.7 F (12:00 AM)

Barometer

High Barometer:

29.852 in (12:01 AM)

Low Barometer:

29.838 in (12:21 AM)

Rain

Hourly Rain:

0.00 in

Rain Rate:

in/hr

24 Hour Rainfall:

0.09 in

Monthly Rain:

in

Yearly Rain:

in

Almanac

Sunrise:

7:55 am

Sunset:

6:38 pm

Moonrise:

3:21 pm

Moonset:

1:59 am

Records

Record High:

79.0F 2004

Normal High:

64.0F

Record Low:

40.0F 1917

Normal Low:

40.0F

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