Winter storm warning in effect; schools releasing early

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for our area in advance of snow predicted for later today. Craven County Schools are releasing early today to get children home before the roads get too bad.

Here is raw data from the National Weather Service:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
1010 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...LIGHT SNOW TO DEVELOP OVER EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA LATE THIS
AFTERNOON...
...COASTAL LOW WILL BRING LOCALLY HEAVIER SNOWS TO COASTAL NORTH
CAROLINA TONIGHT...

.Rain will begin early this afternoon for the Coastal Plain, then
transition to a rain and snow mix, then primarily snow late this
afternoon into the evening for inland and northern areas, with 1
to as much as 2 inches possible.

Then, a coastal low will develop and bring a period of locally
heavier snow to the Eastern NC coast tonight, with up to 2 to 4
inch totals.

NCZ045>047-080-081-093>095-103-104-180415-
/O.EXT.KMHX.WS.W.0002.180118T0000Z-180118T1100Z/
Washington-Tyrrell-Mainland Dare-Beaufort-Mainland Hyde-Craven-
Pamlico-Carteret-Outer Banks Dare-Outer Banks Hyde-
Including the cities of Plymouth, Roper, Creswell, Columbia,
Gum Neck, Manns Harbor, Stumpy Point, East Lake, Washington,
Chocowinity, Belhaven, Bath, Aurora, Engelhard, Fairfield,
Ponzer, Scranton, Swanquarter, New Bern, Havelock, Vanceboro,
Cove City, Oriental, Bayboro, Arapahoe, Vandemere, Morehead City,
Beaufort, Newport, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Kitty Hawk,
Nags Head, Manteo, Rodanthe, Buxton, Hatteras Village,
and Ocracoke
1010 AM EST Wed Jan 17 2018

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO
6 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total
  snow accumulations of up to two to four inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of eastern North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 6 AM EST Thursday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in
  visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra
flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are
calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
January 17th, 2018 by
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