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Snow Totals from Recent Storm & Year-to-Date; More Showers To Come After Brief Reprieve

A snow plow works its magic in downtown Boone on Thursday. Photo by Ken Ketchie

By Jesse Wood

Feb. 14, 2014. After the storm that dropped anywhere from seven inches of snow in Elk Park and Sugar Grove to 14 inches atop Sugar Mountain and West Jefferson, the High Country will have a brief reprieve from falling snow. (See photos from Wednesday and Thursday’s snow showers here.)

The clear skies that showed up last night will remain through this afternoon, according to a forecast from RaysWeather.com.  

“Trouble is brewing to our west. A fast moving and very energetic clipper moves from Missouri to Eastern Kentucky today, then blows up as a strong storm off the New England Coast tomorrow. It’s a quick hitter, but it will pack a punch tonight especially at higher elevations,” RayWeather.com reports.

Mountaintops will see 3 to 6 inches of snow by early Saturday; 1 to 3 inches for most of the Blue Ridge; and roughly a dusting along the valleys east. This, of course, is nothing quite like we saw Wednesday and Thursday.

Check out snow totals from previous storm below.

Watauga County:

  • Boone: 8 to 9 inches
  • Blowing Rock: 9 to 12 inches
  • Valle Crucis: 9 inches
  • Sugar Grove: 7 inches

Avery County:

  • Sugar Mountain: 14 inches
    Beech Mountain: 12 inches
    Newland: 11 inches
    Linville: 11 inches
    Elk Park: 7 inches

Ashe County:

  • West Jefferson: 8 to 14 inches
  • Jefferson: 9 to 11 inches
  • Fleetwood: 9 inches

Check below to see how these figures compare to the snow totals in the most recent years past. The 2013-14 totals are as of Jan. 30. Snow reports are listed under the “Almanac” tab at RaysWeather.com, which is quite a resource for those residing in Western North Carolina.


  • 2013-14: 19.9 inches
  • 2012-13: 36.1 inches
  • 2011-12: 13.7 inches

Beech Mountain:

  • 2013-14: 51.2 inches
  • 2012-13: 104.9 inches
  • 2011-12: 48.7 inches

Sugar Mountain:

  • 2013-14: 61 inches
  • 2012-13: 120 inches
  • 2011-12: 48.5 inches