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Asheville Archives: The great snow debate of 1906
Snow fights were part of the fun during a big 1906 snowstorm. But some in the community argued that the severity of the weather did not hold a candle to snowfalls of winters past.
Walking in a winter wonderland
Images of Asheville’s snowy downtown.
Governor declares state of emergency ahead of winter storm
The National Weather Service warns of a “major winter storm, expected tonight through Saturday,” in effect from 7 p.m. this evening, Thursday, Jan. 21, through 7 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 23.
Winterizing WNC: Slide into the snow season
The Appalachians may never rival the Rockies, but outdoor enthusiasts say WNC offers more opportunities for winter adventures than many residents realize. This year local ski areas are celebrating a long list of improvements and forecasters are predicting a cold, snowy winter.
Winter is coming: Forecasters predict cold, snowy season
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.
No Business Like Snow Business
WNC braces for winter weather
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.
National Weather Service issues ‘Winter Storm Warning’ for WNC
The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” for much of Western North Carolina, including Asheville and Buncombe County. The agency is predicting 2-5 inches of snow, sleet and ice, creating hazardous travel conditions.
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)
Asheville plays in the snow: #avlsnomg
There’s more to the Feb. 13 snowstorm than driving hazards and inconveniences: Many folks in Asheville are getting out and enjoying the winter weather. And they’re sharing photos and dispatches from their outdoor adventures via a variety of social media outlets like Twitter and Instagram.
The snow storm hits Asheville
As snow falls over the Asheville area and locals deal with the impact, here’s a compilation of closings, advisories and other local news.
Let it snow: Making a snowman in West Asheville
“Great day for making a snowman in West Asheville!” says Matt Price, who sent us this photo of his creation — with help from Corrie Hill.
Winter weather advisory through 9 a.m. tomorrow, multiple closings
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.
Asheville City Council: one for the record books
Despite the snow, Asheville City Council met Jan. 28, wrapping up its business in an extraordinarily short 19-minute session. With a small agenda, Council passed new lighting and zoning records rules.
In like a lion: Locals respond to 2014’s cold, snowy start
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.
Ashevilleans react: Guess what? It’s snowing
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.
The snow hangover
Significant snow fell again over the higher elevations earlier this week (just before Easter), which, honestly, produced too much of a good thing for many folks in the region. I could use some “hair of the dog,” or in this case, some “green of spring” to get me over this snow hangover.
A real snow job
Were you part of the “haves” or the “have not-so-muchers” this week? Those who live in the higher elevations received a big dose of snow while the Asheville Regional Airport saw just a trace.