Snow prediction up to 11 inches

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Here is the latest weather update from the National Weather Service:
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THURSDAY..FOR..THE NORTHWEST PIEDMONT OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA INCLUDING ROWAN COUNTY.
* HAZARDS…HEAVY SNOW…MIXING WITH SLEET AT TIMES TONIGHT AND SOME FREEZING RAIN IN THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF ROWAN COUNTY.
* TIMING…LIGHT SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION FROM THE SOUTH THIS MORNING. THE SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVIER THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. ONE FINAL ROUND OF HEAVY SHOW SHOWERS IS EXPECTED THURSDAY MORNING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.
* ACCUMULATIONS…SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 7 TO 11 INCHES…ALONG WITH A TRACE TO ONE TENTH INCH OF ICE.
* IMPACTS…THE HEAVY SNOW…MIXED WITH SOME SLEET AT TIMES IN SOUTHEAST SECTIONS…WILL MAKE TRAVEL TREACHEROUS…IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. THE ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY CREATE POWER OUTAGES…ESPECIALLY LATE TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
* TEMPERATURES…MAINLY IN THE UPPER 20s.
* WINDS…NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
* VISIBILITY…ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW.
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. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…BE SURE TO TAKE ALONG YOUR CELL PHONE. WEAR A WARM COAT…GLOVES…AND BOOTS. KEEP A BLANKET, FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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