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Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 10:14 PM EST Nov. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 PM EST Thursday
above 2500 feet...
... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1 PM EST
Thursday below 2500 feet...

* what... heavy mixed precipitation expected above 2500 feet.
Mixed precipitation expected below 2500 feet. Above 2500 feet,
total sleet accumulations of up to one half inch and ice
accumulations of around one quarter inch expected. Below 2500
feet, including the cities of Asheville, Hendersonville, and
Waynesville, total sleet and ice accumulation of less than one
quarter inch expected, mainly on elevated and grassy surfaces.

* Where... Haywood, Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties.

* When... through 1 PM EST Thursday.

* Additional details... at least scattered downed trees and power
lines and scattered power outages can be expected in the
higher elevations. Some slippery spots could develop on roads,
mainly on bridges and overpasses and across the high
elevations. This could impact the morning commute.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet
and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
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.






Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:20 PM EST Nov. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate
South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast
Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains, Catawba, Cleveland,
Davie, eastern McDowell, eastern Polk, Gaston, greater Burke,
greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Henderson, Iredell,
Lincoln, Macon, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell,
Polk mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson,
Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, greater Greenville,
greater Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville mountains,
Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee mountains, Pickens mountains,
Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* Through Thursday evening

* a deep low pressure system over the plains will bring abundant
Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico moisture to the southeast through
Thursday. Widespread rainfall totals of 1.5 to 3 inches will
be possible across much of the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia, mainly tonight through Thursday morning.

* This heavy rainfall will impact locations that received 2 to 4
inches of rain on Monday. The ground remains saturated and
stream levels across the region are running quite high. The
additional rainfall could lead to more widespread flooding
along streams than was seen on Monday, while additional minor
flooding on some main Stem rivers is also expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:20 PM EST Nov. 14, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northeast Georgia, North Carolina, and upstate
South Carolina, including the following areas, in northeast
Georgia, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hart, Rabun, and
Stephens. In North Carolina, Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke
mountains, Cabarrus, Caldwell mountains, Catawba, Cleveland,
Davie, eastern McDowell, eastern Polk, Gaston, greater Burke,
greater Caldwell, greater Rutherford, Henderson, Iredell,
Lincoln, Macon, McDowell Mountains, Mecklenburg, Mitchell,
Polk mountains, Rowan, Rutherford mountains, southern Jackson,
Transylvania, Union, and Yancey. In upstate South Carolina,
Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, greater Greenville,
greater Oconee, greater Pickens, Greenville mountains,
Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee mountains, Pickens mountains,
Spartanburg, Union, and York.

* Through Thursday evening

* a deep low pressure system over the plains will bring abundant
Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico moisture to the southeast through
Thursday. Widespread rainfall totals of 1.5 to 3 inches will
be possible across much of the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia, mainly tonight through Thursday morning.

* This heavy rainfall will impact locations that received 2 to 4
inches of rain on Monday. The ground remains saturated and
stream levels across the region are running quite high. The
additional rainfall could lead to more widespread flooding
along streams than was seen on Monday, while additional minor
flooding on some main Stem rivers is also expected.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.


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