Winter wonderland: Snow’s not done yet

Western North Carolinians are waking up to varying amounts of snow this Saturday, Jan. 8 — from a few inches to a foot at higher elevations. And forecasters are calling for more.


photo by Margaret Williams

According to data available at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, Asheville and Buncombe County snowfall totals were about 4.5 inches, while north Maggie Valley in Haywood County has about one foot and Burnsville (Yancey County) got about 10 inches of snow.

Periods of snow continue across WNC, and winter storm advisories are in effect. The National Weather Services warns: “IT APPEARS THAT SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY ACROSS SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE…SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA…AND THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS.”

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Managing Editor Margaret Williams has been at Xpress since 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987.

2 thoughts on “Winter wonderland: Snow’s not done yet

  1. On the Haywood/Madison County line we have a foot of snow and still falling. Winds are gusting to 30mph or so. I’d say it qualifies as a blizzard. Luckily it is still a nice warm 20 degrees.

  2. Lamont Cranston

    Gee, I can’t wait to get another 10″ on top of the 12″ we got yesterday. In addition,
    add that up to the 2′ snowdrifts, and I might as well wait until Groundhog day to come out and see if there is a shadow.

    (snark)

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