Snow Reports

Snow now forecast after midnight with up to 2 inches possible through Monday afternoon for most of High Country. Up to 4 inches possible for parts of Johnson County TN … Read more…

Storm Prediction Center Storm Reports

During Friday’s outbreak of severe weather the Storm Prediction Center received over 700 reports from across the country. Nationally SPS received 97 tornado reports, 256 wind reports, 429 hail reports … Read more…

Southwestern NC Tornado Coverage

Here’s a collection of items from across the net on the coverage of the tornadoes that hit the southwestern portion of North Carolina on Friday night. *UPDATED 7:40 pm Tuesday … Read more…

Saturday March 3 Weather Updates

*Updated 12:05am Saturday* 12:05am – as the storms weaken, moving into our colder air, report updates will be filed Saturday morning or through the overnight if needed. 11:39pm – Tornado … Read more…

Friday Weather Updates

Updates added/updated as it becomes available. *Updated 12:07am Saturday* 12:05am – as the storms weaken, moving into our colder air, report updates will be filed Saturday morning on the Saturday … Read more…

Friday & Weekend Storm Potential

The possibility for severe weather exist for our area again on Friday and into Saturday. Below is information about the possibilities as of Friday morning. Updates to the information will … Read more…

Storm Reports Feb 29

As needed updates on storm reports will be posted here. 6:50pm – getting reports of thunder and winds picking up in Avery County 7:30pm – Tornado Warning for Grayson, Smyth … Read more…

Severe Weather Threat For Today

136 PM EST WED From NWS

…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE
EARLY MORNING HOURS ON THURSDAY ACROSS WESTERN NORTH
CAROLINA..UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA..AND NORTHEAST GEORGIA…

Crime Of The Week

Watauga County Crimestoppers and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Police seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: ************** On the afternoon of Tuesday February 21st at around 3:30 p.m., … Read more…

Missing Children Found

A report of two missing children came to a happy ending due to the quick response by Zionville Fire Department and other emergency personnel. An 8 year old and 4 … Read more…

Dutch Creek Road Blocked

Report that Dutch Creek Road is blocked by a tractor & trailer just above the Extension – 6:44pm 7:50pm – the road is back open and the scene is clear. … Read more…

High Country Tornadoes

With the Tornado Watch issued on Friday (Feb 24) there were many questions sent in via the facebook & twitter pages about the history of tornadoes in the High Country. … Read more…

$4 Gas Possible By April

Crude oil prices in the US are at their highest levels since May 2008. At the end of the day on Friday prices stood at $109.77 a barrel, topping a … Read more…

Portion of 421 In Boone To Get Bike Lanes

NCDOT has announced that a portion of 421 in Boone will get bike lanes, after revisting the idea. The section from Hardin Street to Old East King Street will get … Read more…

321/Shadowline Drive possible delays

Possible delays on 321 at corner of Shadowline Drive due to accident. 2:10pm – accident cleared

Saturday Snow

At 11:30am getting some snow flurries on Beech Mtn and in Valle Crucis 11:38- reports of flurries across the High Country now

Friday Night Snow Reports

Snow reports of flurries around Mabel School area and in Trade, TN

Brief Friday Morning Power Outage

A brief power outage this morning left a few Watauga residents in the dark around the Bamboo area. A piece of equipment that secures the line to a pole broke. … Read more…

NCDOT 321 Widening Update

Construction crews continue to clear along U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock as part of the widening project. The majority of work is taking place along “Area I,” which is the … Read more…

Friday Storms

**UPDATED 3:16pm** 3:16pm – Tornado Watch for Watauga and Ashe is now cancelled Temps are down 21 degrees from 66 at 12:35 to 55 at 1:15 to 45 at 3:08pm. … Read more…

Posting Of Information Clarification

With the tremendous increase in facebook “likes” and twitter followers recently, I would like to address some clarification points. I always appreciate the information that is passed along, and value … Read more…

Showers & Storms Feb 22

Shower and storms are moving through the High Country in the 9pm hour. Strong winds and storms reported from Elk Park in Avery County, report from Mountain City TN of … Read more…