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Snow To Return Friday With Brutally Cold Temps Saturday, See Snow Totals for 2015-16


By Jesse Wood

The three-day snow event is over, and RaysWeather.com was spot on with its accumulation forecasts.

A dusting to one inch fell in the eastern edge of the Appalachians, while a foot fell on the mountaintops in the western parts – with 2 to 5 inches for much of the region.

This latest snow event was one of several to happen since the New Year. Although the winter season usually begins in October in the High Country, only a few dustings occurred before 2016.

Since the year began, Mt. Mitchell has seen 90 inches of snow, according to RaysWeather.com. The High Country, of course, hasn’t seen that much.

In Boone, 15.5 inches of snow has fallen on the 2015-16 season. That’s compared with 36.3 inches atop Beech Mountain and 40 inches atop Sugar Mountain.

RaysWeather.com expects the snow to return on Friday with a dusting to 2 inches and three inches on mountaintops in the High Country. On Saturday, however, the temps go from downright chilly to brutal.

The low for Saturday is 3 degrees. Check out RaysWeather.com’s forecast for more detailed weather reports.