Winter Weather Advisory Beginning This Afternoon

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
449 AM EST TUE JAN 21 2014

…LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE
EVENING…

TEMPERATURES WILL CRASH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS AN ARCTIC
FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE AREA. RAIN WILL RAPIDLY CHANGE TO LIGHT
SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING AS A VIGOROUS UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE TRACKS THROUGH THE CAROLINAS THIS EVENING.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR LIGHT SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.

* LOCATIONS…ALL OF CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.

* HAZARD TYPES…LIGHT SNOW AND POTENTIAL FOR BLACK ICE.

* ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO LOCALLY 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT
CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA. AREAS ACROSS THE NORTHERN PIEDMONT AND
NORTHERN COASTAL PLAIN HAVE THE HIGHEST PROBABILITY OF THE
HIGHER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS.

* TIMING…COLD AIR RUSHING IN FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL CHANGE RAIN
TO SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE
EVENING. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO END ACROSS COASTAL
COUNTIES AROUND MIDNIGHT.

* IMPACTS…ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK AROUND OR NEAR THE EVENING RUSH
HOUR THROUG THE EVENING HOURS. DUE TO RAPIDLY FALLING
TEMPERATURES THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT… A FLASH FREEZE OF
WATER OR BLACK ICE MAY ALSO QUICKLY DEVELOP.

* TEMPERATURES WILL BE MILD TODAY… BUT FALL RAPIDLY INTO THE
LOWER 30S AS THE PRECIPITATION FALLS LATER TODAY. TEMPERATURES
WILL FALL THROUGH THE 20S THIS EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

Piedmont Electric is on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of this winter weather advisory. We are carefully monitoring this winter weather system and are prepared for possible power outages. Because Piedmont Electric is located in the communities we serve, restoration crews are always on-site and can begin restoration work quickly. Piedmont Electric members are asked to call us directly at 800.449.2667 to report an outage or call 800.222.3107.

To ensure your safety during this winter weather, please see our winter safety and generator safety information.