HIDE Winter Weather Advisory issued January 16 at 9:48PM EST until January 17 at 10:00AM EST by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg
...SNOW AND BLACK ICE EXPECTED ACROSS PARTS OF THE WESTERN
CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING...
.A strong cold front will cross the region through tonight. A
band of mainly light precipitation and quickly falling
temperatures will accompany the front as it passes. Although the
precipitation begin as rain in many areas, it should quickly mix
with and change to light snow. In addition to the snow
accumulations, quickly falling temperatures may allow the snow to
stick, and/or any water on untreated roads to quickly freeze,
resulting in numerous travel problems early Wednesday, including
during the morning rush. The snow should end from west to east by
Wednesday afternoon, although cold temperatures continuing
through the day are expected to result in only gradual improvement
to road conditions.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
* WHAT...Snow occurring and black ice likely. Plan on slippery
road conditions, including during the morning commute on
Wednesday. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are
* WHERE...The mountains of northeast Georgia and western North
* WHEN...Until 10 AM EST Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...While many locations in the lower valleys
may see less than an inch of snow accumulation, very cold
temperatures surging into the area will result in residual
moisture rapidly freezing on roads and other surfaces. High
temperatures will be well below freezing tomorrow, so any
improvement in road conditions will be slow. Cold wind chills as
low as 10 below zero will cause frostbite in as little as 30
minutes to exposed skin tonight through tomorrow.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
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. Additional details
can be found at www.weather.gov/gsp.