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Photos: Sunday Caps a Rainy Week in the High Country With 2 to 5 Inches of Rain Falling

Sunday was definitely a washout, capping a week dominated by rain. RaysWeather.com noted that 4.8 inches of rain fell at the weather station at Grandfather Vineyard and Winery in Foscoe and that the highest totals were along the Blue Ridge from Avery to Alleghany counties. While Watauga County Schools operated on its regular schedule Monday, buses didn’t run on Guy Ford Road, Roby Greene Road, Watauga River Road and Dewitt Barnett Road.
By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie

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What a Beautiful Day in the High Country on Friday, Snow Coverage and Plenty of Sun

Blue skies dominated the state of the weather on Friday afternoon, which turned into a great ‘snow day’ for children with schools being out to close the weekend. On Saturday, the temperature will be cold but slightly warmer. Plus, the sun should be out on Saturday before clouds and rain return on Sunday. Here are some pictures depicting how beautiful the day was on Friday.
By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie

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Photos: The Morning After the Snowstorm

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556 Here are some photos the morning after last night’s snowstorm in the High Country, which received about 4 to 7 inches of snow, according to RaysWeather.com. By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie

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Waiting for Several Inches of Snow to Fall, Storm Warning Begins at 7 PM

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556 With a couple hours before the storm is expected to begin, RaysWeather.com posted on Facebook, “It’s clear from radar that this storm will not disappoint. Right now I have more ‘upside’ fear than ‘downside.’” The latest forecast accumulation map from RaysWeather.com is calling for 5 to 7 inches in the vast majority of Avery and Watauga counties. By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie

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More Snow on the Way Beginning Tonight, Forecasts Range from 3 to 7 Inches

Feb. 25, 2015. Before the snow from the last storm late Monday and early Tuesday has a chance to melt, Mother Nature has some more in store for us beginning Wednesday evening. Forecasts from RaysWeather.com and the regional National Weather Service office range from 3 to 7 inches, depending on the locale and elevation in the High Country. By Jesse Wood

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Surprise: Good Tuesday Morning Snow Fall, Winter Weather Advisory Expires in Afternoon

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556 Feb. 24, 2015. The amount of accumulation this morning was a bit of a surprise. Forecasts were revised and the roads were a slushfest. RaysWeather.com noted that one to three inches of snow covered the region at sunrise and more snow continued to fall throughout the morning. RaysWeather.com expects one to four inches throughout the daytime – with four to six inches at higher elevations and along the western escarpment. By Jesse Wood • Photos by Ken Ketchie

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To Cold To Handle: Coldest West Jefferson’s Been on Feb. 20 Since At Least 1896, 119 Years Ago

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Feb. 20, 2015. For the second day in a row, the weather was record breaking. On Friday morning, residents of the High Country – and beyond – woke up to subzero temperatures and record lows for Feb. 20. Several of the towns or communities experienced temperatures for this date – Feb. 20 – that haven’t been felt in decades or, at least in one case, more than a century. By Jesse Wood

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