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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
439 PM EST FRI JAN 18 2008

...WINTER STORM POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
ON SATURDAY INTO EARLY SUNDAY...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO TONIGHT
WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TO JUST OFFSHORE OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST BY
SATURDAY AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION GENERATED BY THIS AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE WILL COMBINE WITH VERY COLD AIR SURGING IN FROM THE
NORTHWEST PRODUCING AREAS OF SNOW ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA.

NCZ007>010-023>026-040-041-076-190545-
/O.UPG.KRAH.WS.A.0002.080119T1100Z-080119T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KRAH.WS.W.0002.080119T1700Z-080120T0500Z/
PERSON-GRANVILLE-VANCE-WARREN-ALAMANCE-ORANGE-DURHAM-FRANKLIN-
CHATHAM-WAKE-LEE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROXBORO...OXFORD...HENDERSON...
WARRENTON...BURLINGTON...CHAPEL HILL...DURHAM...LOUISBURG...
PITTSBORO...RALEIGH...SANFORD
439 PM EST FRI JAN 18 2008

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM SATURDAY TO MIDNIGHT
EST SATURDAY NIGHT...
...WINTER STORM WATCH NO LONGER IN EFFECT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM SATURDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST
SATURDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
FROM THE SOUTH SATURDAY WITH SNOW EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY AFTER
NOON. PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY START AS A BRIEF PERIOD OF RAIN
BEFORE TRANSITIONING TO ALL SNOW BETWEEN NOON AND 2 PM. SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS OF TWO TO FOUR INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE AREA WITH THE
HIGHER AMOUNTS GENERALLY FALLING ALONG AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 1.

SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS SATURDAY BEFORE
ENDING SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. TEMPERATURES SATURDAY WILL ONLY
REACH THE MID 30S AND RAPIDLY FALL BELOW FREEZING AS THE SNOW
MOVES IN DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. TEMPERATURES
OVERNIGHT SATURDAY ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE LOWER 20S BEFORE
DAYBREAK SUNDAY.

THESE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ON MOST
SURFACES INCLUDING LOCAL ROADS LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGHS SUNDAY ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WARM ABOVE
FREEZING RESULTING IN VERY LITTLE MELTING. THIS MEANS SLICK SPOTS
ON THE ROADS WILL REMAIN A THREAT THROUGH SUNDAY AND EVEN INTO
EARLY MONDAY MORNING. 

SOME UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS WITH THIS EVENT. THE EXACT TRACK OF
THE SURFACE LOW AND THE TIMING OF THE COLDER AIR WILL ULTIMATELY
DETERMINE THE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL. A TRACK FURTHER TO
THE EAST WOULD MEAN LESS SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION WHILE A TRACK TO
THE WEST WOULD RESULT IN SLIGHTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

$$

NCZ011-027-190545-
/O.UPG.KRAH.WS.A.0002.080119T1100Z-080119T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KRAH.WS.W.0002.080119T2100Z-080120T1100Z/
HALIFAX-NASH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROANOKE RAPIDS...NASHVILLE
439 PM EST FRI JAN 18 2008

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM EST
SUNDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH NO LONGER IN EFFECT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM EST
SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
FROM THE SOUTH SATURDAY WITH SNOW EXPECTED TO BEGIN AROUND 2 PM AS
RAIN GRADUALLY CHANGES OVER TO SNOW. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF THREE TO
FIVE INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR. THE
HIGHER AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED MAINLY NORTH AND EAST OF ROCKY
MOUNT.

SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS SATURDAY AND INTO
THE EARLY MORNING HOURS SUNDAY BEFORE ENDING. TEMPERATURES
SATURDAY WILL ONLY WARM TO AROUND 40 DEGREES BEFORE RAPIDLY FALLING
BELOW FREEZING AS THE RAIN TRANSITIONS TO SNOW DURING THE
AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT SATURDAY ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO
THE MIDDLE 20S BEFORE DAYBREAK SUNDAY.

THESE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ON MOST
SURFACES INCLUDING LOCAL ROADS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING.
HIGHS SUNDAY ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WARM ABOVE FREEZING RESULTING IN
VERY LITTLE MELTING. THIS MEANS SLICK SPOTS ON THE ROADS WILL
REMAIN A THREAT THROUGH SUNDAY AND EVEN INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

SOME UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS WITH THIS EVENT. THE EXACT TRACK OF
THE SURFACE LOW AND THE TIMING OF THE COLDER AIR WILL ULTIMATELY
DETERMINE THE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL. A TRACK FURTHER TO
THE EAST WOULD MEAN LESS SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION WHILE A TRACK TO
THE WEST WOULD RESULT IN SLIGHTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

$$

NCZ028-042-043-190545-
/O.NEW.KRAH.WS.W.0002.080119T2100Z-080120T1100Z/
EDGECOMBE-JOHNSTON-WILSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCKY MOUNT...SMITHFIELD...WILSON
439 PM EST FRI JAN 18 2008

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM EST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM EST
SUNDAY. 

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
FROM THE SOUTH SATURDAY WITH SNOW EXPECTED TO BEGIN AROUND 2 PM AS
RAIN GRADUALLY CHANGES OVER TO SNOW. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF THREE TO
FIVE INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR. THE
HIGHER AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED MAINLY NORTH AND EAST OF ROCKY
MOUNT.

SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS SATURDAY AND INTO
THE EARLY MORNING HOURS SUNDAY BEFORE ENDING. TEMPERATURES
SATURDAY WILL ONLY WARM TO AROUND 40 DEGREES BEFORE RAPIDLY FALLING
BELOW FREEZING AS THE RAIN TRANSITIONS TO SNOW DURING THE
AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT SATURDAY ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO
THE MIDDLE 20S BEFORE DAYBREAK SUNDAY.

THESE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ON MOST
SURFACES INCLUDING LOCAL ROADS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
MORNING. HIGHS SUNDAY ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WARM ABOVE FREEZING
RESULTING IN VERY LITTLE MELTING. THIS MEANS SLICK SPOTS ON THE
ROADS WILL REMAIN A THREAT THROUGH SUNDAY AND EVEN INTO EARLY
MONDAY MORNING.

SOME UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS WITH THIS EVENT. THE EXACT TRACK OF
THE SURFACE LOW AND THE TIMING OF THE COLDER AIR WILL ULTIMATELY
DETERMINE THE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL. A TRACK FURTHER TO
THE EAST WOULD MEAN LESS SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION WHILE A TRACK TO
THE WEST WOULD RESULT IN SLIGHTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. 

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

$$

NCZ073>075-083-084-190545-
/O.UPG.KRAH.WS.A.0002.080119T1100Z-080119T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KRAH.WW.Y.0003.080119T1700Z-080120T0500Z/
STANLY-MONTGOMERY-MOORE-ANSON-RICHMOND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALBEMARLE...TROY...SOUTHERN PINES...
WADESBORO...ROCKINGHAM
439 PM EST FRI JAN 18 2008

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM SATURDAY TO
MIDNIGHT EST SATURDAY NIGHT...
...WINTER STORM WATCH NO LONGER IN EFFECT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM SATURDAY TO
MIDNIGHT EST SATURDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER
IN EFFECT. 

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
FROM THE SOUTH SATURDAY STARTING AS RAIN THEN CHANGING OVER TO
SNOW DURING THE AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION WILL START AS A PERIOD
OF RAIN SATURDAY MORNING AND TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW BY MID
AFTERNOON. WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE WITH A FEW LOCATIONS IN STANLY...MONTGOMERY AND MOORE
COUNTIES EXPERIENCING UP TO THREE INCHES.

SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS SATURDAY BEFORE
ENDING BY MIDNIGHT. TEMPERATURES SATURDAY WILL ONLY REACH THE
UPPER 30S AND RAPIDLY FALL BELOW FREEZING AS THE SNOW MOVES IN
DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT
SATURDAY ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE LOWER 20S BEFORE DAYBREAK
SUNDAY.

THESE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ON MOST
SURFACES INCLUDING LOCAL ROADS LATE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT.
HIGHS SUNDAY ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WARM ABOVE FREEZING RESULTING IN
VERY LITTLE MELTING. THIS MEANS SLICK SPOTS ON THE ROADS WILL
REMAIN A THREAT THROUGH SUNDAY AND EVEN INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

SOME UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS WITH THIS EVENT. THE EXACT TRACK OF
THE SURFACE LOW AND THE TIMING OF THE COLDER AIR WILL ULTIMATELY
DETERMINE THE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL. A TRACK FURTHER TO
THE EAST WOULD MEAN LESS SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION WHILE A TRACK TO
THE WEST WOULD RESULT IN SLIGHTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

$$

NCZ021-022-038-039-190545-
/O.UPG.KRAH.WS.A.0002.080119T1100Z-080119T2300Z/
/O.NEW.KRAH.WW.Y.0003.080119T1100Z-080120T0200Z/
FORSYTH-GUILFORD-DAVIDSON-RANDOLPH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WINSTON-SALEM...GREENSBORO...
HIGH POINT...LEXINGTON...ASHEBORO
439 PM EST FRI JAN 18 2008

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM EST
SATURDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH NO LONGER IN EFFECT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM EST
SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
FROM THE SOUTH SATURDAY...REACHING THE TRIAD AND SURROUNDING AREAS
DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE PERIODS OF SNOW WILL REMAIN RATHER LIGHT
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE TO
THREE INCHES POSSIBLE. MOST OF THE HEAVIER SNOW SHOULD REMAIN TO
THE EAST WITH LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA EXPERIENCING ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF SNOW WITH SOME ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF THREE INCHES
POSSIBLE MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF A BURLINGTON TO ASHEBORO LINE.

SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS SATURDAY BEFORE
ENDING BY MIDNIGHT. TEMPERATURES SATURDAY WILL ONLY REACH THE
MID 30S AND RAPIDLY FALL BELOW FREEZING AS THE SNOW MOVES IN DURING
THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT SATURDAY
ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE LOWER 20S BEFORE DAYBREAK SUNDAY.

THESE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ON MOST
SURFACES INCLUDING LOCAL ROADS LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGHS SUNDAY ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WARM ABOVE
FREEZING RESULTING IN VERY LITTLE MELTING. THIS MEANS SLICK SPOTS
ON THE ROADS WILL REMAIN A THREAT THROUGH SUNDAY AND EVEN INTO
EARLY MONDAY MORNING. 

SOME UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS WITH THIS EVENT. THE EXACT TRACK OF
THE SURFACE LOW AND THE TIMING OF THE COLDER AIR WILL ULTIMATELY
DETERMINE THE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL. A TRACK FURTHER TO
THE EAST WOULD MEAN LESS SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION WHILE A TRACK TO
THE WEST WOULD RESULT IN SLIGHTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

$$

NCZ077-078-085-086-088-089-190545-
/O.NEW.KRAH.WW.Y.0003.080119T2100Z-080120T1100Z/
HARNETT-WAYNE-SCOTLAND-HOKE-CUMBERLAND-SAMPSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LILLINGTON...GOLDSBORO...LAURINBURG...
RAEFORD...FAYETTEVILLE...CLINTON
439 PM EST FRI JAN 18 2008

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM
EST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SATURDAY TO 6 AM
EST SUNDAY. 

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
FROM THE SOUTH DURING THE DAY SATURDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL START
AS A PERIOD OF RAIN SATURDAY MORNING AND TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW BY
SATURDAY EVENING. WIDESPREAD SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE INCH ARE
EXPECTED...WITH A FEW LOCATIONS POSSIBLY RECEIVING TWO TO THREE
INCHES...PRIMARILY OVER PORTIONS OF HARNETT AND HOKE COUNTIES.

SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS INTO EARLY
SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE ENDING BY DAYBREAK SUNDAY. TEMPERATURES
SATURDAY WILL ONLY REACH THE LOWER 40S AND RAPIDLY FALL BELOW
FREEZING AS THE SNOW MOVES IN DURING THE EVENING HOURS.
TEMPERATURES OVERNIGHT SATURDAY ARE EXPECTED TO FALL INTO THE
UPPER 20S BEFORE DAYBREAK SUNDAY.

THESE COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW SNOW TO ACCUMULATE ON MOST
SURFACES INCLUDING LOCAL ROADS LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY
MORNING. HIGHS SUNDAY ARE NOT EXPECTED TO WARM ABOVE FREEZING
RESULTING IN VERY LITTLE MELTING. THIS MEANS SLICK SPOTS ON THE
ROADS WILL REMAIN A THREAT THROUGH SUNDAY AND EVEN INTO EARLY
MONDAY MORNING.

SOME UNCERTAINTY STILL EXISTS WITH THIS EVENT. THE EXACT TRACK OF
THE SURFACE LOW AND THE TIMING OF THE COLDER AIR WILL ULTIMATELY
DETERMINE THE SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL. A TRACK FURTHER TO
THE EAST WOULD MEAN LESS SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION WHILE A TRACK TO
THE WEST WOULD RESULT IN SLIGHTLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE
TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED
VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

$$

JO/VINCENT