The Swannanoa River at Biltmore Village rose above flood stage due to heavy rains yesterday and last night.

WNC hit hard by storms with more rain expected and a flood watch in effect until New Years Eve

WNC was hit with heavy rainfall Monday and early Tuesday morning causing significant flooding, power outages, tornado warnings, road closures and even daring rescues of several Buncombe County residents threatened by rising waters. The rainfall most likely isn’t finished with us yet. According to the National Weather Service, an additional 1 to 2 inches of rainfall […]

Cold times: Asheville tackles bitter temperatur­es ***UPDATED 10 A.M.***

Thanks to a “bitterly cold arctic air mass,” in the National Weather Service’s words, Ashevilleans are grappling with “the coldest temperatures in many years,” with temperatures hitting minus 2 and wind chill as low as minus 24. The NWS warns of bad roadway conditions due to ice and snow and “dangerous wind chills.” Both city and county school systems are closed today, Jan. 7, and the Red Cross has opened warming shelters in some counties.

Asheville area readies for winter storm ***UPDATED 9 a.m.***-attachment0

Asheville area readies for winter storm ***UPDATED 9 a.m.***

This morning, it’s icy rain in Asheville, while some mountain counties are reporting 6 inches of snow — one consequence of Sandy, the massive storm battering the East Coast. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Western North Carolina, including Buncombe County, until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Gov. Bev Perdue has declared a state of emergency throughout WNC. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)