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. Please see below an updated winter weather message.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
358 PM EST TUE JAN 21 2014
…LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED THIS EVENING AND PATCHES OF
BLACK ICE OVERNIGHT…
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 NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST
* LOCATIONS…NORTHERN PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN COASTAL PLAIN.
* HAZARD TYPES…LIGHT SNOW AND POTENTIAL FOR BLACK ICE.
* ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO LOCALLY 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
NORTHERN PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN COASTAL PLAIN OF CENTRAL NORTH
CAROLINA. AREAS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN COASTAL
PLAIN NEAR THE VIRGINIA BORDER 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 THE COASTAL
COUNTIES BY MIDNIGHT.
* IMPACTS…ROADS MAY BECOME SLICK QUICKLY AFTER DARK AND REMAIN
SO THROUG THE EVENING HOURS INTO THE OVERNIGHT. DUE TO RAPIDLY
FALLING TEMPERATURES THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT… ANY LINGERING
MOISTURE ON AREA ROADS IS EXPECTED TO CREATE PATCHES OF BLACK
ICE THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* TEMPERATURES WILL FALL RAPIDLY INTO THE LOWER 30S AND UPPER 20S AS
THE PRECIPITATION FALLS THIS EVENING. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL
THROUGH THE 20S INTO THE TEENS OVERNIGHT.
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.