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Wintery Mix Falls Across Central NC

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
551 AM EST THU JAN 16 2014


VANCE-PERSON-WAKE-GRANVILLE-CHATHAM-DURHAM-


...AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW AND MIXED RAIN AND SNOW THIS MORNING OVER THE NORTHEAST PIEDMONT...


AT 545 AM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A BAND OF MIXED LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT SNOW OVER A PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST PIEDMONT. OBSERVING STATIONS REPORTING LIGHT SNOWFALL OR SNOW MIXED WITH RAIN IN THE LAST HOUR OR SO INCLUDE THE RDU AIRPORT... CHAPEL HILL... HENDERSON... AND ROXBORO. THIS LIGHT SNOW IS NOT STICKING TO THE PAVEMENT... HOWEVER IN A FEW LOCATIONS A DUSTING OF SNOW WAS STICKING TO GRASSY AREAS.


THIS LIGHT SNOW OR MIXED LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW WILL MOVE NORTHEASTWARD OUT OF THE AREA BETWEEN 6 AM AND 8 AM. ANY ACCUMULATION WOULD BE A DUSTING ON GRASS ONLY. THE BEST CHANCE OF A DUSTING WILL BE FROM NORTHERN DURHAM TO THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST TO SURL... OAK HILL... OXFORD... AND KERR LAKE. AS COLDER AIR RUSHES IN FROM THE WEST BEHIND A COLD FRONT... WE MAY SEE SOME SLICK SPOTS FORMING ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AS TEMPERATURES FALL TO THE FREEZING MARK TOWARD SUNRISE. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE EXTRA CAUTION THIS MORNING. AVOID SUDDEN BRAKING OR ACCELERATION WHILE ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES... AS THIS COULD CAUSE SLIPPING AND A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.


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