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Snow Totals Differ in High Country, Snow To Keep Falling Through Wednesday


By Jesse Wood

This latest snowstorm that started yesterday is only half way over based on accumulation forecasts, according to RaysWeather.com.

The snow began falling yesterday, covering roads and closing schools, and continues through Wednesday night. RaysWeather.com expects the sun to shine on Thursday and some of Friday.

“Friday is not as cold, but the one-day turn around is misleading as another arctic airmass arrives this weekend accompanied by more snow showers,”RaysWeather.com said in its forecast discussion on Tuesday morning.

Between half an inch and six inches fell in the High Country, depending on elevation and location. RaysWeather.com already noted that between a dusting (on the eastern ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains) and upwards of a foot of snow (closer to the Tennessee/NC state line).

Below are some snow totals as of Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. from the National Weather Service. Note that these are “unofficial” totals culled from cooperative observers.

Ashe County:

  • Lansing: 3.5 inches
  • Creston: 2.8
  • West Jefferson: 1
  • Jefferson: 1

Watauga County:

  • Beech Mountain: 4.9 inches
  • Bethel: 3.3
  • Valle Crucis: 1.5
  • Blowing Rock: 1.2
  • Foscoe: 1.2
  • Boone: 0.6
  • Blowing Rock 0.4

Avery County:

  • Beech Mountain: 6 inches
  • Banner Elk: 2.5

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