Winter Weather Advisories issued for Watauga, Ashe counties

Winter Weather Advisories issued for Watauga, Ashe counties

Winter Weather Advisories issued for Watauga, Ashe counties

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by The National Weather Service

WCNC.com

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 11:19 AM

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from midnight Monday night to noon EST Tuesday.

* Locations: Along and either side of the Blue Ridge mountains.

* Hazard types: Freezing rain and some sleet.

* Accumulations: Up to two tenths of an inch of ice with locally higher amounts along the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge. Less than an inch of sleet.

* Timing: Starting after midnight in North Carolina spreading north through 4 a.m. Changing to rain during Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts: Ice accumulation will be mainly on elevated objects like trees and power lines. Bridges, overpasses and higher elevation or untreated roads could become slick.

* Winds: East 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Gusts over 50 mph possible west across the higher peaks of North Carolina and into the Grayson Highlands.

* Temperatures: Dropping to at or just below freezing after midnight, rising to the mid 30s by noon Tuesday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions

This Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of sleet and freezing rain will cause some travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and use caution while driving.

The public is encouraged to report ice accumulation to the National Weather Service via email at rnk.Skywarn@noaa.Gov or at phone number 1 (866) 215-4324.

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