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Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory

Statement as of 9:54 PM EST on February 12, 2016

Expires 10:00 AM EST on February 14, 2016


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 am EST
Saturday...
... Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 10 am EST Sunday...

* locations... northern mountains of North Carolina.

* Hazards... light snow accumulations and very strong gusty
winds. The combination of the winds with falling temperatures
will result in dangerously low wind chills tonight.

* Timing... snow showers will produce an additional one to two
inches into tonight. Winds will start to increase out of the
northwest by early evening and continue through the night. Wind
chills will fall below 5 degrees starting around midnight... and
remain in the 5 to minus 15 range until after sunrise Sunday.

* Accumulations... snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.

* Impacts... light snow accumulations... very strong gusty winds...
   and dangerous wind chills may make travel hazardous.

* Temperatures... falling into the single digits to teens
tonight... rising only a few degrees on Saturday... then falling
into the single digits Saturday night.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Wind chill values... as low as 5 to 15 below zero.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that very cold air and strong winds
will combine to generate low wind chills. This will result in
frost bite and lead to hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
If you must venture outdoors... make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

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.






Special Statement

Statement as of 3:28 PM EST on February 12, 2016

Expires 3:30 AM EST on February 13, 2016


... Cold wave expected over the western Carolinas and northeast
Georgia this weekend...

A very cold Arctic airmass will build into the area over the
weekend. Temperatures tonight will range a good 10 degrees below
normal... with lows ranging from the single digits north to the
mid 20s south. On Saturday... highs will run around 18 degrees
below normal... ranging from the teens north to the lower 40s
south. Even colder temperatures are expected Saturday night and
Sunday as a surface high pressure settles over the area.

The cold weather will result in high demands for electricity
across the region. Power outages may result from the heavy
electrical Load. Those who require electricity for heating or
medical equipment should consider backup heat or electrical
sources.

Take steps now to protect your property and health from the
extreme cold. If you go outside... wear several layers of loose
fitting... lightweight... warm clothing rather than one layer of
heavy clothing. Mittens are warmer than gloves. Wear a hat and
cover your mouth with a scarf. If driving... keep your Gas Tank
near full to avoid ice in The Tank and fuel lines. Check your
antifreeze and windshield washer fluid levels. Be sure to carry a
fully charged cell phone.

In your home... consider allowing indoor plumbing fixtures to drip
to allow water to trickle through pipes and inhibit freezing. Use
caution with space heaters in order to avoid fire or injury. If
emergency generators will be used... they must be situated outdoors
in well ventilated areas to prevent Carbon monoxide poisoning.

Also... remember to check in on family... friends... and elderly
neighbors who might be susceptible to the cold. Do not Forget
about your pets and livestock. Make sure they have a source of
water that will not freeze and a warm place to take shelter from
the wind and cold.

Do not attempt to walk on frozen ponds... lakes or streams... as the
ice will not be thick enough to support the weight... even of a
child.

A cold wave is defined as when the average daily temperature is
12 degrees or more below normal mid-January average daily
temperatures for 48 hours or longer. Normal mid-January average
daily temperature for Asheville is 37... Charlotte is 41... and gsp
is 42. By definition it follows that a cold wave is when the
average daily temperature for Asheville is 25... Charlotte is
29... and gsp is 30.


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Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Record Report
Arizona - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - High Surf Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
Delaware - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory
District of Columbia - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Hawaii - High Surf Advisory , Record Report
Idaho - Special Statement , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Wind Chill Advisory
Kentucky - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
Maryland - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
Michigan - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning
Minnesota - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Montana - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Nebraska - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Nevada - Record Report
New Hampshire - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
New Jersey - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
New York - Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Warning, Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning, Wind Chill Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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Oregon - Beach Hazard Statement , Air Stagnation Advisory , Record Report
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Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
Rhode Island - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Special Statement
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch
Tennessee - Flood Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Vermont - Wind Chill Warning , Special Statement
Virginia - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory, Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Washington - Areal Flood Watch , Air Stagnation Advisory
West Virginia - Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning, Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Wind Chill Advisory
Wyoming - High Wind Watch , Record Report
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