NC Governor Issues State of Emergency for Winter Weather

news image
Special Stories
7 Dec 2018 3:05 PM
From WeatherNation affiliate WFMY Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that he has issued a state of emergency for North Carolina ahead of a winter storm that's expected to bring heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice to the state this weekend. During a press briefing, Cooper urged that everyone keep a close eye on the forecast because the storm will have various impacts. From nearly two feet of snow in the mountains of western North Carolina to sleet and ice south and east of Charlotte, the winter storm will be felt long after it moves out Tuesday. “This storm comes at a time of year when North Carolinians are usually hearing carols about snow, not actually seeing it. But this time, the real thing is headed our way and North Carolina is getting prepared,”  Cooper said. “A winter storm’s not a Christmas carol snow. It’s serious, and you need to take steps now to get your family ready.” https://twitter.com/WeatherNation/status/1071119733976633350 Cooper said he has activated the National Guard to help as needed in addition to declaring a state of emergency. He advised against any unnecessary travel on slick roads over the weekend. "The more cars we have on the road, the tougher it will be for our DOT crews to treat and clear those roadways," Cooper said. "If you absolutely must travel, clear your car of snow and ice before you drive, slow down and leave room between you and other vehicles" https://twitter.com/NC_Governor/status/1071092486842523651?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Eembeddedtimeline%7Ctwterm%5Eprofile%3ANC_Governor%7Ctwcon%5Etimelinechrome&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fgovernor.nc.gov%2F WeatherNation will continue to follow this winter storm as it moves across the country, including the impacts to North Carolina through the weekend. Our field teams will be live covering the storm only on WeatherNation. WATCH anytime right here on WeatherNationTV.com
All Weather News
More
Wildfire Smoke impacting Air Quality Across the West, Central U.S.

Wildfire Smoke impacting Air Quality Across the West, Central U.S.

Smoke from large wildfires burning in the nor

25 Jul 2024 10:35 AM
Saharan Dust Reaching the Southern U.S.

Saharan Dust Reaching the Southern U.S.

Conditions are quiet in the tropical Atlantic

25 Jul 2024 10:35 AM
Severe Threat Thursday In The Northeast

Severe Threat Thursday In The Northeast

Two surface fronts will influence the rainy f

25 Jul 2024 3:10 AM
Flash Flooding Ongoing in Texas and Louisiana

Flash Flooding Ongoing in Texas and Louisiana

Rounds of heavy rain have been creating scatt

25 Jul 2024 3:10 AM
Non-Stop Heat on the West Coast

Non-Stop Heat on the West Coast

A stagnant ridge of high pressure has led to

25 Jul 2024 3:00 AM
Tropical Storm Bud Forms in the Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Bud Forms in the Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Bud formed in the Eastern Paci

25 Jul 2024 2:50 AM
Arizona Expecting Severe Storms Today

Arizona Expecting Severe Storms Today

Stormy afternoons remain in the forecast acro

25 Jul 2024 2:45 AM