Winter Storm Warning in effect for North Georgia

Community, Weather
Winter Storm Warning

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga – High elevations (1,500 and above) might experience up to three inches of snow overnight. Lower elevations can expect up to an inch of snow.

The Winter Storm Warning lasts throughout the weekend until 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 6 for Union, Towns, Lumpkin, Rabun, and White Counties.

According to the National Weather Service out of Peachtree City, Ga, travel could become difficult from snow on roadways. NWS recommends if traveling to keep a flashlight, food, and water in the vehicle.

Rabun’s expected to bear the brunt of the storm with “heavy snow and sleet expected. Total snow and sleet
accumulations of up to four inches.”

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, and Dawson until Sunday at 12 p.m.

Total snow accumulation could be between one and two inches with possibly more at higher elevations. Only an inch is anticipation at the lower accumulations.

NWS asks drivers to use caution on the roads.

Snow and sleet falling in Rabun, drivers use precaution

Community, Weather
snow and sleet

RABUN COUNTY, Ga – Reports of sleet and snow in Mountain City and Sky Valley started around 12:10 p.m. and Rabun County EMA urged caution for anyone on the road.

The National Weather Service out of Greenville, S.C. issued this winter weather advisory at 2:44 p.m.:

…ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THIS EVENING…

Moisture returning from the south into an increasingly cold airmass will produce accumulating snowfall across portions of the area from late afternoon through the evening. The precipitation

will begin as rain, or as a mix of sleet, rain, and snow in many areas, but should steadily transition to snow throughout the day, before tapering off by midnight.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of one to three inches in the mountains. Generally a trace to up to two inches across portions of the Piedmont.

* WHERE…The mountains of the Carolinas and northeast Georgia, along with the entire North Carolina Piedmont, and the northern Upstate of South Carolina.

* WHEN…until midnight EST tonight.

* IMPACTS…Roads will initially be warm and wet, but with slippery conditions developing as temperatures fall through the late afternoon and early evening. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Widespread black ice will likely develop tonight through Friday morning as temperatures fall into the teens and 20s behind the storm.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Please report snow and ice accumulations by calling the National Weather Service toll free at…1.800.267.8101. Leave a message with your observation and the specific location where it occurred. You can also post your report to National Weather Service Greenville Spartanburg Facebook or tweet your report using hashtag nwsgsp.

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