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HOLD--Freezing Rain Advisory In Effect For Parts Of Central NC Until 7 PM

 

Freezing Rain Advisory

 

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1034 AM EST SUN DEC 8 2013


...ICE ACCUMULATION EXPECTED TODAY...


.A COLD AND DRY AIRMASS NEAR THE SURFACE...IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE...WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTH TODAY. MEANWHILE...PRECIPITATION ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL ENVELOP CENTRAL NC.


FREEZING DRIZZLE...AND PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...WILL AFFECT THE NORTHWEST AND NORTHERN NC PIEDMONT AS TEMPERATURES HOVER IN THE LOWER 30S THROUGH THIS EVENING.


GRANVILLE - VANCE - WARREN - ORANGE - DURHAM - DAVIDSON - RANDOLPH & CHATHAM COUNTIES


INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OXFORD... BUTNER... CREEDMOOR... HENDERSON... NORLINA... WARRENTON... CHAPEL HILL... CARRBORO... DURHAM... LEXINGTON... THOMASVILLE... ASHEBORO... ARCHDALE... TRINITY... SILER CITY... PITTSBORO


...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING...


* LOCATIONS...THE INTERSTATE 85 CORRIDOR IN THE NORTHERN PIEDMONT AND THE HIGHWAY 64 CORRIDOR IN THE WESTERN PIEDMONT...    INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WISE...HENDERSON...DURHAM...   CHAPEL HILL... PITTSBORO...SILER CITY...ASHEBORO...AND LEXINGTON.


* TIMING...FREEZING DRIZZLE AND PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL OCCASIONALLY MIX WITH RAIN...AS TEMPERATURES HOVER AROUND THE FREEZING MARK...THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION WILL GRADUALLY CHANGE OVER TO DRIZZLE BY THIS EVENING...AS TEMPERATURES INCH ABOVE FREEZING.


* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A LIGHT GLAZE TO AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH OR TWO OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED...WITH HIGHEST AMOUNTS WHERE LOCALLY HEAVIER PRECIPITATION OCCURS SUCH AS IN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. ICING WILL OCCUR PRIMARILY ON ELEVATED SURFACES.


* IMPACTS...ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE WILL RESULT IN LOCALLY HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. ISOLATED POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR PATCHES OF ICE AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS... PRIMARILY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.


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