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Winter Storm Warning for Chatham is in effect through noon Tuesday

Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2004

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Winter Storm Warning for Chatham County, NC

Issued at: 3:30 AM EST 1/27/04, expires at: 12:00 PM EST 1/27/04

A winter weather advisory is in effect through noon today.

This advisory replaces the winter weather warning which was in effect through 900 am this morning.
Temperatures will remain below freezing through early this afternoon as a weak front approaches from the west. Moist air will be lifted over this cold air in place over central north carolina. This will likely result in freezing drizzle and possibly some light freezing rain this morning. Additional ice accumulations will be quite light, but even this small amount would worsen the already treacherous driving conditions throughout central north carolina.

Issued at: 9:45 PM EST 1/26/04, expires at: 9:00 AM EST 1/27/04

Winter storm warning is in effect through 9 am Tuesday morning.

Below freezing temperatures will remain over central north carolina tonight. Strong winds aloft from the southwest will transport moist air over the very cold air at ground level, resulting in widespread freezing drizzle and periods of light freezing rain. Additional ice accumulations will range from one tenth to one quarter of an inch across central north carolina.

A glaze of ice is expected atop of the accumulated snow and sleet from yesterday. Ice will accumulate on trees and power lines and power outages may become more widespread in central north carolina by daybreak Tuesday. Additional icing will also worsen already treacherous driving conditions.

Issued at: 10:55 AM EST 1/26/04, expires at: 5:00 PM EST 1/26/04

A winter storm warning has been extended to 10 pm tonight.

Up to a quarter inch of freezing rain is expected over the northwest and central piedmont this afternoon. Ice accumulations resulting from freezing rain can be expected from asheboro to pittsboro, raleigh and warrenton north across the triangle and triad to the virginia state line. Freezing rain will not taper off until later tonight after sunset.

Issued at: 5:14 AM EST 1/26/04, expires at: 12:00 PM EST 1/26/04

A winter storm warning has been extended to 6 pm this evening.

Precipitation is expected to begin over the southern piedmont, sandhills, and southern coastal plain in the early afternoon, then spread northward to the virginia border counties by mid afternoon. The precipitation will fall as freezing rain, then become mixed with rain southeast sections. The precipitation will taper off to light freezing drizzle before ending.

Locations along and west of a line from rockingham to sanford to raleigh to warrenton can expect to see ice accumulations of a quater inch. A few locations along a line from albemarle to siler city to oxford could see up to a half inch. The eastern sandhills and coastal plain, which includes laurinburg, lillington, clayton, roanoke rapids and areas east, can expect to see up to a quarter inch of ice.

Issued at: 10:00 PM EST 1/25/04, expires at: 6:00 AM EST 1/26/04

The winter storm warning has been extended until 4 pm Monday afternoon.

Areas of light freezing rain and freezing drizzle will persist overnight and additional ice accumulations of one eighth to one quarter inch are possible overnight. Travel will continue to be very dangerous tonight as roads remain covered with snow, sleet, and ice.

A storm system coming out of the gulf toward north carolina will bring another round of precipitation to the area Monday afternoon through evening. The air near the surface is expected to remain cold enough for this precipitation to fall as freezing rain, before changing to just rain in the early afternoon. An additional ice accumulation of up to one quarter inch is possible.

Issued at: 10:40 AM EST 1/25/04, expires at: 4:00 PM EST 1/25/04

Winter storm warning in effect today through midnight tonight.

Snow mixed with occasional sleet will become heavier across the central piedmont and northern coastal plain, including the triangle, albemarle, southern pines, sanford and tarboro, through the afternoon. The precipitation is expected to change over to a mixture of sleet and freezing rain during the evening, before tapering off to freezing drizzle around midnight. Accumulations from sleet and snow will likely total 1 to 3 inches. An additional quarter of an inch of ice accrual from freezing rain is also possible, especially on trees and powerlines.

Any travel is strongly discouraged. If you leave the safety of being indoors, you are putting your life at risk.

Conditions can deteriorate rapidly in winter weather situations, slow down and allow extra time when traveling. Practice your winter safety rules, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your car in case of emergency.

Stay tuned to noaa weather radio and other local media for further details or updates.

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