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 Graphic of Winter Storm Precipitation

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
400 PM EST SAT JAN 29 2005
 
SUMMARY OF SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN ACCUMULATIONS FROM THE 
WESTERN CAROLINAS AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA. 
 
REPORTS FROM THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AVERAGED FROM 2 TO 4 
INCHES...WITH THE GREATEST AMOUNT AROUND NEWLAND IN AVERY COUNTY 
WITH 6 TO 7 DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON.  SOME MELTING HAD OCCURRED 
AT HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3500 FEET WITH TEMPERATURES JUST ABOVE 
FREEZING. MAINLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS WERE REPORTED FURTHER SOUTHWEST 
IN THE MOUNTAINS FROM AROUND FRANKLIN TO ROBBINSVILLE.  
 
ACROSS THE NORTH CAROLINA FOOTHILLS AND NORTHWEST PIEDMONT...SLEET 
AND SNOW VARIED FROM LITTLE MORE THAN A TRACE TO 4 INCHES IN 
NORTHERN CALDWELL COUNTY NEAR THE MOUNTAINS.  LIGHT SLEET AND 
FREEZING RAIN LEFT ONLY A DUSTING IN MOST OF THE SOUTHERN PIEDMONT 
AROUND THE CHARLOTTE METRO AREA...AND INTO SOUTH CAROLINA AROUND 
ROCK HILL AND CHESTER BY MID AFTERNOON. 
 
IN THE UPSTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA...CHEROKEE COUNTY HAD THE GREATEST 
ACCUMULATIONS WITH 2 TO 3 INCHES.  MOST OF THE UPSTATE HAD FROM A 
QUARTER TO 1 INCH BY MID AFTERNOON. ROADS WERE PASSABLE BUT ICY OR 
SLUSHY. 
 
NORTHEAST GEORGIA REPORTED SLEET AND SNOW HAD LEFT A DUSTING ON THE 
GROUND IN MOST AREAS.  HOWEVER, PRECIPITATION HAD CHANGED OVER TO 
FREEZING RAIN AND FREEZING DRIZZLE IN MOST AREAS.
ICE HAD BEGUN TO ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND LINES BUT NO OUTAGES WERE 
REPORTED BY EARLY AFTERNOON. 
 
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TJB