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A White Valentine’s Day in the High Country, Temps Jump 10+ Degrees in Hour This AM

The High Country had a White Valentine’s Day.

By Jesse Wood

RaysWeather.com notes that folks in the High Country woke up to an average of 2 to 3 inches of snow on Monday morning but the snowfall turned to rain about 10 a.m.

Beech Mountain, however, received six inches of snow, compared to 2 inches in Boone.

temperature_graph.jpgThe temperature was in the teens in Boone at midnight, steadily rose and then jumped about 10 degrees in a short span at about 8 a.m. Public schools had already cancelled class for the day, and App State announced it wouldn’t resume classes until the afternoon on Monday.

Roads have improved considerably since this morning. It was a slushy fest out there until mid morning.

While the snow has ceased, the National Weather Service’s winter storm warning is still in effect until noon on Tuesday. An additional one to three inches of snow and sleet and one-fifth inch of ice is expected while the warning is in effect.

Snow totals so far for the 2015-16 winter season, according to archives at RaysWeather.com.

  • Beech Mountain: 44.8 inches
  • Boone: 20 inches
  • Sugar Mountain: 50 inches

Check out photos from this morning: