Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning from 1/12/2019 1:00 PM to 1/13/2019 7:00 PM EST for Rutherford County.
Avery-Alexander-Iredell-Davie-Yancey-Mitchell-Buncombe-Catawba-
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,
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

356 AM EST Sat Jan 12 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM EST SUNDAY…

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.