Winter Weather Advisory Until 10:00 a.m. – Freezing Rain

By Ran Northam Posted December 26, 2013 at 6:35 am

RALEIGH – Freezing rain hit the Triangle this morning and is causing problems for the area’s roadways.

National Weather Service Meteorologist, Jonathan Blaes, says a rain system moved into the Triangle in the early morning hours after temperatures dropped below the freezing point.

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
522 AM EST THU DEC 26 2013

...AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADWAYS...

.AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSSPARTS OF THE AREA AND RESULT IN A GLAZING OF ICE AND DANGEROUS CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADWAYS.

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INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROXBORO...OXFORD...BUTNER...CREEDMOOR...HENDERSON...NORLINA...WARRENTON...ROANOKE RAPIDS...BURLINGTON...
GRAHAM...CHAPEL HILL...CARRBORO...DURHAM...LOUISBURG...FRANKLINTON...NASHVILLE...RED OAK...SHARPSBURG...SPRING HOPE...
ROCKY MOUNT...LEXINGTON...THOMASVILLE...ASHEBORO...ARCHDALE...TRINITY...SILER CITY...PITTSBORO...RALEIGH...CARY...SMITHFIELD...
CLAYTON...SELMA...BENSON...WILSON...ALBEMARLE...TROY...BISCOE...MOUNT GILEAD...SOUTHERN PINES...PINEHURST...ABERDEEN...SEVEN LAKES...SANFORD
522 AM EST THU DEC 26 2013

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST THIS MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST
THIS MORNING.

* LOCATIONS...MUCH OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...MAINLY FROM U.S.
  ROUTE 64 NORTHWARD.

* TIMING...PATCHES OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS
  OF CENTRAL NC THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY CLIMB
  ABOVE FREEZING BY 1000 AM.

* MAIN IMPACTS...THE FREEZING RAIN WILL PRODUCE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS
  DRIVING CONDITIONS...PRIMARILY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. THE
  FREEZING RAIN MAY BE LOCALIZED AND CONDITIONS WILL BE VARIABLE.
  DRIVERS MAY BE SURPRISED BY RAPIDLY CHANGING ROAD CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...WHILE ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
  LIMITED TO A SMALL GLAZE...IT WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO PRODUCE
  DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS. POWER OUTAGES ARE NOT EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL PRODUCE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR PATCHES OF ICE AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ON AREA ROADS... ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
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