Impressive clouds and some cool news

It’s fair to say that Western North Carolina has been in an active weather pattern this winter. Every few days, another system approaches the region from the west or northwest, bringing changing weather conditions. And this week was no different. Tuesday afternoon saw another one of these systems roll in and as it did, it also brought some amazing clouds that swept over the valley.

UPDATE Some area residents without power after evening storm

Less than 1,000 Progress Energy customers remain without power this morning, April 5, in the Asheville area. Further east, Duke Energy reported that more than 250,000 customers were without power as of 6:20 a.m. Severe thunderstorms swept through the area Monday night, and crews are assessing the damage.

Image taken from Progress Energy outage map