Snow Falls on Thursday as Crazy Week of Weather Continues, See Pics Atop Beech Mountain

Published Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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Families from Central Florida staying on Beech Mountain were out enjoying the snow on Thursday afternoon. For some of the kids, it was the first time they had seen snow. Photos by Ken Ketchie

By Jesse Wood

This has been and will continue to be a crazy week of weather. Though we aren’t in New England, Mark Twain would be proud.

The past few days have gone from shorts-and-flip-flops weather to snow showers – with a booming thunderstorm in between. And the gusty wind! On Thursday afternoon, snow continues to fall pretty steadily, but Saturday and Sunday highs are forecasted to be near or in the 60-degree range again.

Here’s how RaysWeather.com summed up the weather today:

“The weather car is on two wheels as we make the abrupt U-Turn. A cold front swept through Wednesday night with showers and even a couple thundershowers. Temperatures fell dramatically late Wednesday and continue to fall today. Wind… Yep, gusting to 55 mph early Thursday. Snow showers began before sunrise and continue well into the day with snow showers tapering to flurries this afternoon.”

RaysWeather.com forecasts that most of the High Country will receive a dusting to 1 inch of snow – with 1 to 3 inches possible at higher elevations along the North Carolina/Tennessee border. See more of the forecast here. 

See pics of people enjoying the snow on Beech Mountain. Some of the kids below have never seen snow!
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These two ladies from off the mountain were enjoying a winter wonderland walk through the snow at Beech Mountain Resort.

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Beech Mountain Resort was covered with snow.

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There was enough snow falling Thursday afternoon on Beech Mountain that maintenance crews were out doing their clearing duties.

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Clearing the sidewalks around Beech Mountain Town Hall.

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