Winter Storm Watch

New event. Winter Storm Watch from 1/12/2019 6:00 PM to 1/13/2019 7:00 PM EST for McDowell County and Rutherford County.

Dear Gayle Clayton,

NCZ033-035>037-049-050-053-056-057-065-501>510-120500-
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Avery-Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Yancey-Mitchell-Buncombe-Catawba-
Rowan-Henderson-Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-
Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-
Rutherford Mountains-Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-
Eastern Polk-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem,
Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point,
Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville,
Advance, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick,
Spruce Pine, Poplar, Asheville, Hickory, Newton, St. Stephens,
Salisbury, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Rock,
Tuxedo, Etowah, Patterson, Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills,
Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge, Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese,
Ashford, Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo,
Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood, Forest City, Rutherfordton,
Spindale, Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, and Mill Spring
302 PM EST Fri Jan 11 2019

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING…

  • WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow and sleet
    accumulations may range from about an inch in the southern part
    of the Watch area to 2 to 3 inches along the far northern Blue
    Ridge mountains. Ice accumulations could approach one quarter
    inch in many areas.
  • 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…Light wintry precipitation may develop on Saturday, but
    with accumulations occurring primarily from Saturday evening
    through Sunday.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Power outages and tree damage are likely
    due to the snow, sleet, and ice. Travel could become
    treacherous.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.