WEATHER: Freezing rain advisory

Nov. 25, 2013 @ 02:27 PM

From the National Weather Service:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1217 PM EST MON NOV 25 2013

...ICY CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CAROLINA AND
GEORGIA MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS...

.ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL WILL MOVE INTO VERY COLD AND DRY AIR IN
PLACE ACROSS THE WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA. COLD
TEMPERATURES LEADING UP TO THE PRECIPITATION WILL PERMIT SURFACES
TO BECOME COLD AND SUPPORT ICE ACCUMULATIONS WITH ANY FREEZING
RAIN THAT FALLS. ACCUMULATING ICE IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO
EARLY TUESDAY...WITH AREAS ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE IN NORTH CAROLINA
BEING THE MOST LIKELY TO SEE SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS. THE
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO RAIN IN ALL AREAS BY LATE
TUESDAY MORNING.

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252230-
/O.CON.KGSP.ZR.Y.0004.131126T0200Z-131126T1400Z/
RABUN-HAYWOOD-BUNCOMBE-MACON-SOUTHERN JACKSON-TRANSYLVANIA-
CALDWELL MOUNTAINS-GREATER CALDWELL-GREATER BURKE-
EASTERN MCDOWELL-GREATER RUTHERFORD-EASTERN POLK-OCONEE MOUNTAINS-
PICKENS MOUNTAINS-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON...WAYNESVILLE...ASHEVILLE...
FRANKLIN...BREVARD
1217 PM EST MON NOV 25 2013

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS
EVENING TO 9 AM EST TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...THE WESTERN CAROLINA AND GEORGIA MOUNTAINS...AS
  WELL AS THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS.

* HAZARDS...LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION.

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN MIXED WITH SLEET DEVELOPING DURING MID
  TO LATE EVENING. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN WARMING FROM THE
  SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT...ALLOWING PRECIPITATION TO
  TRANSITION TO RAIN IN ALL AREAS BY LATE TUESDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS...TRACE AMOUNTS UP A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE IN
  MOST AREAS. LOCATIONS ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE COULD SEE HIGHER
  AMOUNTS.

* IMPACTS...RECENT COLD WEATHER SHOULD ALLOW RAIN TO FREEZE ON
  SOME ROADS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS. DRIVING COULD
  BECOME TREACHEROUS IN AREAS ALONG AND NEAR THE BLUE RIDGE LATE
  TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY.

* TEMPERATURES...LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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.