188  
WWUS82 KGSP 180020  
SPSGSP  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC  
720 PM EST SUN FEB 17 2019  
 
NCZ053-064-065-505>510-180400-  
BUNCOMBE-TRANSYLVANIA-HENDERSON-MCDOWELL MOUNTAINS-  
EASTERN MCDOWELL-RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS-GREATER RUTHERFORD-  
POLK MOUNTAINS-EASTERN POLK-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASHEVILLE, BREVARD, CEDAR MOUNTAIN,  
LITTLE RIVER, HENDERSONVILLE, FLETCHER, DANA, EAST FLAT ROCK,  
TUXEDO, ETOWAH, ASHFORD, SUGAR HILL, WOODLAWN, OLD FORT, MARION,  
NEBO, DYSARTSVILLE, FERO, GLENWOOD, LAKE LURE, FOREST CITY,  
RUTHERFORDTON, SPINDALE, SALUDA, TRYON, COLUMBUS, LAKE ADGER,  
AND MILL SPRING  
720 PM EST SUN FEB 17 2019  
 
...LIMITED VISIBILITY IN FOG AND HEAVY RAIN ALONG THE EASTERN  
SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS THIS EVENING...  
 
THE COMBINATION OF AREAS OF FOG, VERY LOW CLOUDS, AND DEVELOPING  
MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL IS GREATLY LIMITING VISIBILITY ALONG  
THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS AND THE  
ADJACENT FOOTHILLS THIS EVENING. CONDITIONS ARE PARTICULARLY  
DIFFICULT, WITH VISIBILITY OF ONE-QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES,  
ALONG THE SALUDA GRADE AND GREEN RIVER GORGE AREAS OF HENDERSON  
AND POLK COUNTIES.  
 
BE PREPARED FOR DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS THIS EVENING IN THE  
HEAVY RAIN AND FOG. ALLOW EXTRA TRAVEL TIME AND STOPPING DISTANCE  
AND USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS AND FOG LAMPS IF YOU ENCOUNTER FOG.  
 

 
 
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