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First Alert Weather: A Winter Storm Warning is issued

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A WINTER STORM WARNING is now in effect for all of southeast North Carolina valid beginning at noon Tuesday

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - 

* LOCATIONS...SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTHEAST SOUTH 
  CAROLINA.

* HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND SLEET. FREEZING RAIN...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE
  COAST.

* ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND SLEET INLAND AND SLEET
  AND SNOW HEADING INTO WEDNESDAY CLOSER TO THE COAST. SNOW
  AMOUNTS MAY EXCEED 3 INCHES....BUT ICE ACCUMULATIONS MAY BE
  SIGNIFICANT CLOSER TO THE COAST.

* TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND SLEET IS EXPECTED TUESDAY NIGHT.
  A WINTRY MIX MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW...
  SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MAY LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY...ESPECIALLY
  ALONG THE COAST WHEN GREATEST CHANCE OF ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL
  OCCUR.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

* IMPACTS...VERY DANGEROUS TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AS 
  ROADS BECOME SNOW OR ICE COVERED. BRIDGES WILL BE ICY AND 
  EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS. THERE MAY BE LENGTHY POWER INTERRUPTIONS 
  AS WINDS GUST TO 20 TO 30 MPH DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PEOPLE ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SEVERE WINTER
CONDITIONS. DRESS WARMLY AND MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS IN GOOD
RUNNING ORDER AND HAS BEEN PROPERLY WINTERIZED. IT IS HIGHLY
RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TAKE A WINTER WEATHER SURVIVAL KIT IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL.

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