A Winter Storm Warning is in effect starting Thursday morning for elevations in excess of 3500 feet. Those areas could receive up to eight inches of snow. In the valleys a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all day Thursday. Expect sleet and snow with accumulations from a trace up to four of five inches, depending on elevation nearer the 3500 foot mark. Thursday might be a good day to go to the Great Smokey’s National Park Website and look at what the weather is like at at the top of the world. WRGC will keep you posted throughout the day when conditions worsen. Listeners are invited to call in at 586-2221 and report the conditions that you can see from where you are.
You may have noticed the EAS beeps going off more times on Tuesday. Because of the WRGC coverage area being so much greater that before the station is required to broadcast those alerts to the listeners in the counties adjoining Jackson. This was not the case before, but is the case now with 540 A-M being 5000 watts and becoming a primary station for lots of individuals in the other counties.