Snow makes for a quiet Thursday in downtown Asheville

Most folks heeded the warnings and stayed off the roads on Thursday, Feb. 13, after a snow system dumped up to a foot in some locations. (Photo by Nathan Metcalf)

Snow amounts varied widely across Western North Carolina, according to CoCoRaHS (the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network — a “nonprofit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation — rain, hail and snow.” In Buncombe County, some locations recorded 11 inches of snow, others just 6.

But Xpress partner Ray’s Weather promises a warmup — we could be pushing 60 degrees by Tuesday. Before we get there, though, most of WNC will still experience freezing night-time temperatures. See Ray’s forecast here (and look for the Rays link on our homepage).


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About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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