Weather Advisory

Ken AshfordLocal Interest1 Comment

From 6 pm EST, Tue., Feb. 3, 2009 until 12 pm EST, Wed., Feb. 4, 2009

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN THIS EVENING AROUND THE TRIAD AREA AND SPREAD EASTWARD THROUGH THE TRIANGLE AREA… SMITHFIELD… AND THE ROCKY MOUNT-WILSON AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. THERE MAY BE A LULL IN THE SNOW FOR SEVERAL HOURS OVERNIGHT… THEN ADDITIONAL SNOW BANDS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE SURFACE LOW ARE EXPECTED TO CROSS THIS AREA EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE SNOW SHOULD TAPER OFF BY NOON WEDNESDAY. STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES IS ANTICIPATED… AND LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS ARE POSSIBLE.

IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW… BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS MAY DROP THE WIND CHILL INTO THE TEENS AT TIMES ON WEDNESDAY.

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. PEOPLE ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA SHOULD KEEP UP WITH THE VERY LATEST CONDITIONS AND FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

My family is, of course, laughing at the "accumulation of 1 to 3 inches" warning, as this is nothing to them.