Winter Weather Advisory Update

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

WEDNESDAY…

* 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.

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.