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McDowell County Emergency Management
Sunday December 9th, 2018 :: 11:22 a.m. EST

Advisory

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MONDAY - CLICK LINK FOR LATEST FORECAST

Event: Winter Storm Warning
Alert:
...MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE REGION INTO 
MONDAY... 
 
.Cold high pressure along the East Coast is interacting with a 
moist low pressure system transitioning to the southeast coast 
today. Precipitation rates will steadily diminish from the 
southwest today, but with many locations receiving additional 
mixed, wintry precipitation. While a brief lull is expected 
through late afternoon into the evening hours, precipitation will 
break out once again overnight. Additional snow will redevelop 
from the northwest, and freezing rain and sleet may mix in once 
again into Monday morning. Temperatures will be near or below 
freezing in many areas. 
 
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST MONDAY... 
 
* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation. Snow and sleet will continue 
through late day. After an early evening lull, snow showers will 
redevelop overnight. Some freezing rain or freezing drizzle, 
could mix in at times. Additional snow and sleet accumulations 
of 3 to 6 inches, and ice accumulations of around one tenth of 
an inch, are expected. Winds may gust to 30 mph at times. 
 
* WHERE...The northern mountains and foothills, and the northwest 
Piedmont of North Carolina. 
 
* WHEN...Until noon EST Monday. 
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Heavy wet snow and gusty winds will result 
in numerous power outages. Travel could be nearly impossible. 
The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute on 
Monday.

Address/Location
McDowell County Emergency Management
41 S Garden St
Marion, NC 28752

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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