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Winter Storm Warning for Clay County, North Carolina

 WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MORRISTOWN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM FRIDAY TO 7 AM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * EVENT... SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES... WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNTS FAVORING THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. * TIMING... FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. * IMPACTS... ROADS WILL BECOME SLICK MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. SNOWFALL MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES. TRAVEL COULD BECOME DANGEROUS. EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY. THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE FOR THE FRIDAY EVENING RUSH HOUR COMMUTE AND THROUGH THE NIGHT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD... AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. &&

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... LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED FROM LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... ... ANOTHER MORE SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM MAY BRING WIDESPREAD HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... .A FAST MOVING CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL BEING PERIOD OF LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS TO THE REGION THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. THE HEAVIEST ACCUMULATIONS OF A COUPLE INCHES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE NORTHERN PLATEAU AND CUMBERLAND MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. ELSEWHERE IN VALLEY LOCATIONS... LIGHT SNOWFALL BETWEEN ONE HALF OF AN INCH TO AN INCH IS EXPECTED... BEFORE TAPERING OFF AROUND SUNRISE FRIDAY MORNING. WITH SURFACE TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING... SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON UNTREATED ROADS. THIS MAY RESULT IN NEGATIVE TRAVEL IMPACTS TO MOTORISTS... ESPECIALLY DURING THE FRIDAY MORNING COMMUTE. A SECOND MORE POTENT WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL TO THE EAST TENNESSEE AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS... AND POTENTIALLY TO PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. IN THE MOUNTAINS... 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG THE PEAKS WILL BE COMMON. AND IN THE VALLEY... A POTENTIAL OF 2 TO 5 INCHES IS EXPECTED... WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE SHOULD THE TRACK DEVIATE FURTHER TO THE WEST. WITH THE SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES... THE POTENTIAL FOR LIGHT SNOW TO QUICKLY ACCUMULATE BY THE EVENING RUSH HOUR COMMUTE ON FRIDAY IS A REAL POSSIBILTY. GIVEN THE SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES... ROADS AND SURFACES WILL BE PRIMED FOR SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS AND ANY ROAD SURFACE THAT IS UNTREATED WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS OVERNIGHT.

    Clay County Progress

    Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
    Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
    Phone: 828-389-8431
    Fax: 828-389-9997