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Mesoscale Discussion 174
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0174
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1137 PM CST THU MAR 06 2014

   AREAS AFFECTED...SRN VA...CNTRL NC

   CONCERNING...FREEZING RAIN 

   VALID 070537Z - 070930Z

   SUMMARY...POCKETS OF FREEZING RAIN SHOULD CONTINUE ACROSS PARTS OF
   SRN VA AND CNTRL NC INTO THE EARLY MORNING. FREEZING RAIN RATES OF
   UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE. A CHANGEOVER TO
   ALL RAIN MAY OCCUR IN SOME AREAS WITHIN THE MCD AREA.

   DISCUSSION...LATEST WATER VAPOR IMAGERY SHOWS A DRY SLOT IN SRN GA
   AND SRN SC WITH A LARGE EXPANSE OF PRECIPITATION EXTENDING FROM THE
   SRN APPALACHIANS EWD ACROSS SRN VA...NC AND NRN SC. THIS
   PRECIPITATION IS ASSOCIATED WITH A ZONE OF STRONG WARM ADVECTION AND
   WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SLOWLY NWD THROUGH DAYBREAK. SFC TEMPS IN SRN
   VA AND CNTRL NC ARE NEAR FREEZING WITH FORECAST SOUNDINGS SHOWING A
   SUBSTANTIAL WARM LAYER FROM 900 TO 800 MB. THIS SHOULD FAVOR
   FREEZING RAIN WHERE SFC TEMPS REMAIN AT OR BELOW 32 F EARLY THIS
   MORNING. FREEZING RAIN RATES OF UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH PER HOUR
   WILL BE POSSIBLE. AS SFC TEMPS INCREASE TO ABOVE FREEZING IN PARTS
   OF THE MCD AREA OVER THE NEXT 2 TO 4 HOURS... A CHANGEOVER TO RAIN
   CAN BE EXPECTED.

   ..BROYLES.. 03/07/2014


   ATTN...WFO...AKQ...RAH...RNK...CAE...GSP...

   LAT...LON   34898029 34998096 35668102 36537929 37037783 36657756
               35417962 34898029 

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