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Snow Falls Fast, Heavy Late Sunday With Much More To Come By Wednesday – Avery, Watauga Schools Closed

By Jesse Wood

March 24, 2013. Another spring snow is coming down fast and heavy late on Sunday evening with close to two inches of snow stuck in Western Watauga – as of 10:30 p.m.

Aside from the National Weather Service’s Special Weather Update at 9 p.m. mentioning the “quick bursts” of snow to fall at rates of up to 1 to 2 inches, the most recent update of the Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 2 p.m. Tuesday. That warning calls for anywhere between three and eight inches of snow.

Ray’s Weather notes that most of the region should receive two to six inches of snow with the “blustery, cold conditions with snow showers” tapering off to flurries Wednesday morning. All in all, Ray’s Weather expects isolated dumping of one-feet on mountaintops and impressive snow accumulations towards the west and higher elevations.

In its Winter Storm Warning, the National Weather Service mentioned wind gusts up to 40 mph and temperatures in the upper 20s.

Watauga and Avery County Schools cancelled classes.