To the chagrin of those hoping for an early spring, Nibbles, Asheville’s very own clairvoyant groundhog, predicts six more weeks of winter weather. Or at least that was the interpretation of WLOS Chief Meteorologist Jason Boyer, who “translated” the adorable rodent’s Feb. 2 forecast at the WNC Nature Center during a Groundhog Day celebration attended by hundreds of onlookers.
Schools are closed and buses are delayed as Asheville and the surrounding area still grapple with ice and snow today. The National Weather Service cautions the public to be careful of severe wind chill and icy roads through at least midday — but that didn’t stop this canine resident from enjoying the winter wonderland (photo by Alicia Funderburk).
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.
The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” for the Asheville area, warning that “heavy snow and strong winds” are possible throughout the day of Jan. 21 into the early morning hours of Jan. 22.
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.
The new year came in like a lion today, Jan. 3, as Asheville residents woke up to bitter cold winds and snow. The winter weather was greeted on social media with a mix of trepidation and joy, as locals tried to drive on icy roads or sled down snowy hills.
Good morning, Asheville.
If you haven’t already noticed, it snowed quite a bit. Here’s what Ashevilleans have to say about today’s weather.
While forecasting a brief respite around the middle of the day, the National Weather Service is warning Asheville area residents to be careful of ice, especially as they’re calling for more tonight.
Work continues near the intersection of Sunset Drive and Skyview Place in North Asheville to rebuild a major retaining wall and repair damage caused by a July landslide.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is now closed from Milepost 375, a few miles north of Asheville, to Milepost 355 at N.C. 128/Mount Mitchell State Park, according to the National Park Service.
With rain expected today, the National Weather Service has issued yet another flash flood warning for our area today.
Extensive rains across the region over the weekend caused numerous problems with flooded rivers, creeks, roads, downed trees and landslides. And we can look to a pesky area of low pressure that’s hanging out in our area as the instigator of all this trouble.
Due to continued flooding, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Asheville and nearby areas through tomorrow morning. Several days of heavy rain have led to swollen rivers and floods washing out several roads.
After a wet April, it looks like the large-scale weather pattern will not shift much as we head into this first week of May. And, while Asheville received above normal rainfall for the month of April, some locations west of the French Broad River Valley were soaked with over 14 inches of rain.
It’s amazing how different each year can be as the ever-changing seasons unfold before our eyes. You may remember that the spring of 2012 was warm — very warm, with average temperatures last March that were over 9 degrees above normal in Western North Carolina. This year has been significantly different.
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)
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of Western North Carolina, including Buncombe County, predicting snow Tuesday evening into Wednesday.
Timing is everything, especially when weather conditions change as quickly as they do in the mountains. Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, brought huge fluffy snowflakes to the higher elevations, quickly adding up to a couple of inches of snow. The whiplash of a day ended with a stunning sunset that was enhanced by concentric halos around the setting sun.
More winter weather is headed our way, according to the National Weather service. A “wintry mix” of freezing rain, sleet, and light snow could make things tricky later tonight and during the Tuesday morning rush hour.
Western North Carolina can seem like a land divided at times. The complex terrain of this region has a significant impact on the climate and the type of weather that we experience at any given location. The higher elevations experienced significant snow though out the multi-day event, while many folks in the valley were left with just a few flurries.
The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning that severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and early evening across most of WNC, including Buncombe County. UPDATE: The NWS has issued a Tornado Watch for Buncombe County until 8 p.m.