Photos: White Morning Atop Grandfather Mountain

Published Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm
Grandfather Mountain was coated in snow on Thursday morning. Photos by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation staff - See individual captions below.

Grandfather Mountain was coated in snow on Thursday morning. Photos by Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation staff – See individual captions below.

By Jesse Wood

Feb. 6, 2014. Along with some of the other high-elevation areas in the High Country, Grandfather Mountain was coated in snow on Thursday as evidenced by the photos fromGrandfather Mountain staff that depict a chilly, picturesque morning.

Grandfather Mountain received varying amounts of snow including 0.6 inches at the entrance gate to nearly one inch at the mountaintop, according to Kellen Short, a spokesperson with the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. 

While many lower-lying communities such as Boone received possibly a trace of snow, Beech Mountain, for example, received a half an inch of snow and Sugar Mountain saw one inch of new snow, according to Ray’s Weather Center

The forecast looking ahead, according to Ray’sWeather.com, is scattered snow flurries and mostly cloudy with some sunshine weather through the weekend. Lows will generally be in the low 20s through Monday and highs at about 40 through Sunday.

While the weather pattern is nothing to write home about, these photos sure are nice to look at. 

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Snow and ice cover the trees atop Grandfather Mountain on Thursday morning as it overlooks lightly dusted mountains. Photo by Sharon Glatthorn | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.

 

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Grandfather Mountain and the Mile High Swinging Bridge, coated with snow and ice, overlook drier elevations in Linville on Thursday morning. Photo by Kellen Short | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.

 

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Grandfather Mountain’s evergreens stand coated with snow and ice Thursday morning. Photo by Katie Casella | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation.

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