Don’t put away your coats just yet, Western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has once again issued a winter storm warning and a hazardous weather outlook for our region — predicting up to 5 inches of snow in Greater Asheville and up to 8 inches to our west and south.
As grey skies turned to snow, snow turned to sleet, and sleet turned to ice pellets clinking across the windows of Western Carolinians, residents across the region turned to social media to document the ice storm that left many Ashevilleans housebound this morning, Tuesday, Feb. 17.
A layer of ice began to build up on the streets by mid-day Monday, leaving both pedestrians and drivers skidding along the sidewalks and streets. Over night, about 1,200 North Ashevilleans experienced power flickers and outages after heavy ice damaged Duke Energy equipment.
With the early releases, store closures, warnings of severe winter weather and Twitter-users warning of #Snowmaggedon2015, Ashevilleans have been rushing to grocery stores all morning to stock up on bread, water — and apparently beer, according to a Twitter picture of emptying Ingle’s beer shelves.
With Sunday’s recorded high in Asheville reaching 69 degrees, it seemed as if Nibbles the groundhog, professional local meteorologist, had correctly predicted an early spring. But by mid-week, we’ll falling back into our winter groove, with possible snow flurries Wednesday night into Thursday morning, and temperatures dropping as low as 5 degrees Saturday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for multiple Western North Carolina counties Wednesday, Jan. 7, and Thursday, Jan. 8. “Wednesday, cold wave likely,” reads a passage from the NWS’s report. “An arctic airmass will settle Southward across the region starting Wednesday and persist into Friday. Temperatures will likely run 10 to […]
The first official day of winter isn’t until Dec. 21, but Western North Carolina has already received an abundance of cold and snowy weather this year. And if a wealth of long-range predictions comes true, the early shots of snow could be harbingers of much more to come.
According to the National Weather Service, the higher elevations of Western North Carolina (especially near the Tennessee border) should expect an inch or two of snow accumulation overnight and into the morning. Residents in the valley areas may see some snow Wednesday morning, but are mainly advised to watch for slick, icy roads. “The combination […]
Just minutes after midnight on Halloween night, the rain turned to snow, blanketing Western North Carolina in a wintery scene in the midst of the fall season.
The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories and warnings for eleven Western North Carolina counties, effective from Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m., to Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Follow #avlsnomg for updates as conditions progress.
With snow continuing to fall and patches of ice on the roads, the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. and warned about black ice, accumulating snow and severe wind chill overnight.
After a series of snow predictions that (literally) fell short of expectations this year, Western North Carolinians woke up to snow on March 6, 2013. These are the tweets, photos, video and more taken by folks at home, at work and out in the snow. This post will be updated throughout the day. (photo by Instagram user @Skippyhaha)
Twitter is abuzz with reports of increasingly icy conditions across Asheville and Western North Carolina, causing hazardous driving conditions and other problems.
It’s a frigid, snowy day in Asheville, and the Twitterverse is alive with weather related information, from road conditions to cancellations and more. Photo by Zen Sutherland.
Winter’s here as temperatures have dropped and snow is falling over the Asheville area. Follow live Twitter updates on the situation here.
Figures released to Xpress yesterday by the city of Asheville reveal that the last round of winter storms exacted a toll. The annual snow budget is almost exhausted, and the city may have lost over $11,000 in revenues it would normally receive from parking garages.
Photo by David Forbes
Unusually cold and snowy weather dominated headlines last week. In the wake of the frozen onslaught, famed WNC forecaster Ray Russell issued a “death notice” on his long-range prediction for a mild winter.
With temperatures warming and most of the roads clear, here’s an update on city parking, transit and facilities.
Photo by David Forbes
While most of the snow around town is cleared, forecasts call for more on the way. Many buses are back, albeit on limited, delayed or reduced routes. Some city facilities are closed, and city parking is still free to the public.
As city of Asheville crews begin to plow secondary roads, bus service resumes on limited routes, Many facilities are closed today or working on reduced hours. The Asheville City Council meeting for today is also canceled.
Photo by David Forbes
“Even Buddha contemplates his snowy navel this morning,” Ashevillean (and frequent Xpress contributor) Zen Southerland tweeted this morning, with this picture of Buddha, the berries and the snow.
Ice crystals on a retaining pond, sparrows foraging for berries, a snow-doused water fountain… These are just a few of the scenes found on a quiet Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.
photos by Margaret Williams