One To Three Inches Of Snow Possible In Orange County

By Ran Northam Posted January 28, 2014 at 6:53 am

RALEIGH – A winter storm warning is issued when three or more inches of snow are expected, but Orange County is likely just far enough west to be outside the pocket of heavier snow.

***Listen to Ron Stutts’ Intervew with NWS Meteorologist Nick Petro***

…ACCUMULATING SNOW FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT…

.AN ARCTIC AIRMASS HAS OVERSPREAD CENTRAL NC SINCE LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION WILL DEVELOP AND OVERSPREAD OUR REGION FROM SOUTH LATE THIS MORNING AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPS JUST OFFSHORE THE SOUTHEAST COAST. PRECIPITATION WILL PRIMARILY FALL AS SNOW…THOUGH LIKELY MIXING WITH SLEET FOR A PERIOD OF TIME SOUTH AND EAST OF THE TRIANGLE. PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST OVERNIGHT AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKS FURTHER OFFSHORE.

PERSON-ALAMANCE-ORANGE-RANDOLPH-STANLY

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROXBORO…BURLINGTON…GRAHAM…
CHAPEL HILLCARRBORO…ASHEBORO…ARCHDALE…TRINITY…
ALBEMARLE

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

* LOCATION…PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN PIEDMONT INCLUDING ALBEMARLE…ASHEBORO…BURLINGTON…ROXBORO… AND CHAPEL HILL.

* ACCUMULATION…ONE TO THREE INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* TIMING…SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FROM SOUTH TO NORTH BETWEEN 100 PM AND 400 PM. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 500 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. PRECIPITATION WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST OVERNIGHT TONIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT…HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE ON AREA ROADWAYS. THIS INCLUDES MAJOR ROUTES SUCH AS INTERSTATE 40… INTERSTATE 85… HIGHWAY 64…AND HIGHWAY 15 501.

* OTHER IMPACTS…ANY RESIDUAL SNOW OR ICE ON AREA ROADS COULD IMPACT TRAVEL WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT ACCUMULATING SNOW MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW AND ICE ON AREA ROADS AND USE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING… ESPECIALLY TUESDAY EVENING AND TUESDAY NIGHT.

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