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Rowan weather: Now under a winter storm warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM FRIDAY TO 1 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

 

* LOCATIONS…REGIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA INCLUDING ROWAN COUNTY.

 

* HAZARDS…ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL.

 

* TIMING…RAIN WILL CHANGE TO A MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE CHANGING TO ALL SNOW FRIDAY EVENING. SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND TAPER OFF SATURDAY MORNING.

 

* ACCUMULATIONS…4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW.

 

* IMPACTS…THE HEAVY SNOW WILL MAKE MANY ROADS IMPASSABLE AND MAY PRODUCE POWER OUTAGES DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW ON TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.

 

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S.

 

* WINDS…NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

 

* VISIBILITY…LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

Instructions: A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

 

ROWAN COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ACTIVATION LEVEL: 

4 – Core EM personnel are on duty and monitoring changes in situation or conditions.  All countywide agencies are notified of changes in conditions by email, pagers or radio broadcasts from EM Staff.  EOC is not activated.

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. * HAZARDS...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL. * TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW IN THE LATE AFTERNOON OR EVENING ON FRIDAY. SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT AND TAPER OFF SATURDAY MORNING. * ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW. * IMPACTS...THE HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE SNOW COVERED ROADS AND PRODUCE SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES. IMPACTS MAY CONTINUE WELL AFTER THE SNOW ENDS...DUE TO BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES LASTING INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. * TEMPERATURES...DROPPING BELOW FREEZING FRIDAY EVENING...WITH LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S SATURDAY MORNING. * WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. * VISIBILITY...LESS THAN ONE MILE AT TIMES EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. 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.

Get ready today, we’ve got very cold weather and a chance of snow coming this way. The cold will start tomorrow and hang on through Tuesday.

Clouds will increase today and we’ll have a high of 43. Not much wind today, from the east at 5 mph. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low of 33.

Friday’s chance of precipitation is 30 percent. We may see some snow between 11 a.m. and noon, then a mix of rain and snow. The high will be 41, with cloudy skies and north wind at 6-9 mph. Little accumulation is expected.

Snow is likely Friday night, especially after 10 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent, and we could have a much as 2-4 inches of snow. The low will be 26, with north northeast wind at 6-9 mph.

Saturday has a 60 percent chance of snow, mainly before 3 p.m. It will be partly sunny with a cold high of 31. North wind will blow at 7-10 mph.

It’s Saturday night when frigid temperatures move in. The low will be 15. Be sure to check on pets, neighbors and family. Dogs and cats will need shelter. Ensure there is a safe source of heat in homes, especially for older adults.

Sunday will be sunny, but cold, with a high of 32. Wind chill will make it feel even colder. The low will be dangerously cold, just 10 degrees. Pipes can easily freeze at this temperature.

Monday will be mostly sunny and very cold again, with another high of 32. The low will be 18.

Tuesday will be warmer, and partly sunny, with a high of 43. Then a 30 percent chance of rain moves in Tuesday night, withs a low of 34.

Wednesday’s chance of rain will be 40 percent, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 53.

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