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McDowell County Emergency Management
Friday January 14th, 2022 :: 03:54 p.m. EST

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Winter Storm Warning issued for McDowell County. Click link for detailed information.

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM SATURDAY TO 8 AM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected across the mountain
valleys and extreme northeast Georgia, with 8 to 12 inches along
and near the Blue Ridge Escarpment, and 12 to 20 inches at
elevations above 4000 feet. Ice accumulations of up to one tenth
of an inch are also possible. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...The mountains of the Carolinas and northeast Georgia.

* WHEN...From 6 PM Saturday to 8 AM EST Monday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Precipitation may begin as early as
Saturday afternoon across parts of the mountains, eventually
falling as mostly snow and increasing in coverage and intensity
late Saturday night. The precipitation may briefly change to
sleet and freezing rain before tapering off Sunday afternoon and
evening in most areas, although snow showers are expected to
linger along the Tennessee border into Monday morning.
Widespread black ice should be expected Monday morning, and may
be a concern into the middle of the week.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet,
and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep a
flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Prepare for possible power outages.

Instructions:

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet,
and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.
Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep a
flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Prepare for possible power outages.

Address/Location
McDowell County Emergency Management
41 S Garden St
Marion, NC 28752

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 828-652-3241

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Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Winter Storm Warning

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