Special Weather Statement 03:52:39.3391

WWUS82 KGSP 130852

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
352 AM EST Sat Jan 13 2018

Buncombe-Graham-Northern Jackson-Macon-Southern Jackson-
Transylvania-Henderson-Caldwell Mountains-Burke Mountains-
McDowell Mountains-Rutherford Mountains-Polk Mountains-
Oconee Mountains-Pickens Mountains-Greenville Mountains-
Including the cities of Clayton, Pine Mountain, Mountain City,
Cornelia, Baldwin, Demorest, Clarkesville, Hollywood, Ingalls,
Banner Elk, Newland, Faust, Mars Hill, Marshall, Walnut,
Allenstand, Hot Springs, Luck, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo,
Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Mount Mitchell State Park,
Spruce Pine, Poplar, Newfound Gap, Alarka, Almond, Bryson City,
Luada, Smokemont, Wesser, Waynesville, Waterville, Canton, Cruso,
Cove Creek, Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Robbinsville, Stecoah,
Cullowhee, Tuckasegee, Sylva, Franklin, Rainbow Springs, Kyle,
Nantahala Lake, Highlands, Wolf Mountain, Cashiers, Brevard,
Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana,
East Flat Rock, Tuxedo, Etowah, Patterson, Jonas Ridge, Ashford,
Sugar Hill, Woodlawn, Old Fort, Lake Lure, Saluda, Mountain Rest,
Walhalla, Westminster, Pumpkintown, Tigerville, Gowensville,
Caesars Head, Cleveland, and Marietta
352 AM EST Sat Jan 13 2018


Temperatures have dropped quickly overnight, quickly dropping
below freezing. Roads in these areas may have been wet as the
temperatures dropped due to yesterday’s rainfall. So icy patches
may have developed wherever the roads remain wet following the
onset of freezing temperatures. This is particularly likely on
bridges and other elevated surfaces. Drivers are urged to exercise
extreme caution if venturing out this morning. Ice is difficult
to identify on roadways at night.

Also, scattered light snow showers continue to develop near the
Tennessee border. Less than an inch of snow is expected through
midday, when snow showers will taper off. These accumulations
could be enough to cause slippery roads even in areas where the
roads are not initially wet. This should give drivers still more
reason to drive with extra caution.