From -16 on the mountaintops to 9 degrees in Lake Lure, the WNC region went into deep freeze on Jan. 8.
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.
As Asheville prepares for a late March cold snap and the possibility of snow, some WNC ski areas plan to stay open through the end of the week.
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.
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)
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 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.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of Western North Carolina, including Buncombe County, predicting snow Tuesday evening into Wednesday.
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.
Twitter is abuzz with reports of increasingly icy conditions across Asheville and Western North Carolina, causing hazardous driving conditions and other problems.
The snow that fell in Western North Carolina this week due to Hurricane Sandy was mainly isolated to the higher elevations, and unless you’ve been up in the mountains in the last couple of days, it’s hard to appreciate just how much snow the area received.
With so many environmental activists in our mountains, why is there no outcry about the massive salting of roads? Come spring, our roadsides will be deprived of healthy vegetation and our streams and groundwater will be seriously compromised. Even a handful of salt can kill plants, including trees, and the tons of salt dumped on […]
“Water does not need to be fluid to be floatable,” writes Nathan Zumwalt.