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Henderson County Sheriff's Office
Saturday January 12th, 2019 :: 04:01 a.m. EST

Advisory

Winter Storm Warning until 07:00PM Sunday

A low pressure system moving from the Mississippi River Valley to the southern Appalachians tonight will spread wintry precipitation across the region tonight into Sunday. A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will develop with the heaviest accumulations of sleet and freezing rain possibly making conditions treacherous for the latter half of the weekend.

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected starting this afternoon, changing over to mainly freezing rain tonight. Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of one tenth to four tenths of an inch expected.

* WHERE...Western North Carolina mountain locations along and east of the central and northern Blue Ridge mountains, the adjacent North Carolina foothills, and the northwest piedmont of western North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM EST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS ... ALEXANDER ... RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS ... HENDERSON ... IREDELL ... CATAWBA ... EASTERN MCDOWELL ... GREATER CALDWELL ... AVERY ... DAVIE ... CALDWELL MOUNTAINS ... MITCHELL ... GREATER RUTHERFORD ... GREATER BURKE ... EASTERN POLK ... YANCEY ... POLK MOUNTAINS ... BURKE MOUNTAINS ... BUNCOMBE

Instructions:

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

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Address/Location
Henderson County Sheriff's Office
100 North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-697-4912

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Winter Storm Warning

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