Winter Storm Warning issued for Friday 2/12/16

UPDATE (4:47 p.m.) 2/11/16: 

Winter Storm Warning has been issued instead of Winter Weather Advisory .  A Warning is more significant than an Advisory and indicates accumulations of snow and ice are likely, especially north of Oregon Inlet starting as early as mid morning Friday into late Friday evening,  We could see between 1-3 inches as well as as trace of ice tomorrow.

Saturday will bring clearing skies, brisk winds and temperatures just above freezing during the day.  Saturday night into Sunday and Monday we will see temperatures below freezing with dangerous wind chills.  Coastal flooding, both ocean and soundside should not be an issue with this system.  For those wondering when they might see the onset of winter weather and what types I’ve attached a slide provided by the National Weather Service.

Winter weather timing


 

2/11/16: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Friday beginning at 7 a.m. through midnight Friday night.  A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibility. Use caution while driving.

Our area could receive 1-2 inches of snow accumulation along with a mixture of sleet, and possible light freezing rain. Bitterly cold temperatures will arrive Saturday night with temperatures falling well below freezing, and remaining below freezing Sunday and Sunday night. Single digit wind chills are possible late Saturday night continuing into Sunday morning.  The cold temperatures will be dangerous. Bring pets indoors, protect water pipes from freezing.

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