Friday March 7, 2014 Conditions/Reports

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5am – snow continues to fall and still plenty of snow covered and slick areas from overnight. If you can avoid early morning travel it is advised.

NWS Report – At 5:21 AM, Deep GAP [Watauga Co, NC] PUBLIC reports SNOW of 6.00 INCH mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/lsr/#RNK/20140…

5:26am – Watauga County Communications dispatch office still reporting many slick and snow covered roads from overnight. Also advising to delay early morning travel if possible.

Still noticeable sleet showing up on radar at 5:30am -http://wataugaroads.com/radar/

Watauga Roads Screen Shot097

 

5:53am – no reported power outages in Ashe, Avery or Watauga in the Blue Ridge Electric service area. 61 in Alexander, 11 in Caldwell.

5:56am from an incoming social media report – “321N/421 from skateworld to wilkesboro covered and SLICK!!!!! DEEP GAP ICE UNDER SNOW!!!!”

6:09am from an incoming social media report – “Hwy 105 from Foscoe to Sugar Mt. covered and slick with heavy wet snow.”

6:17am – ASU has canceled classes leading to an early Spring Break for students. Appalcart is running a delay schedule. For more information see http://wataugaroads.com/closingscancellations/

NWS Report – At 5:00 AM, 1 SE Beech Mountain [Watauga Co, NC] COCORAHS reports SNOW of 3.50 INCH mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/lsr/#RNK/20140…

NWS Report – 5:42 AM, North Wilkesboro [Wilkes Co, NC] PUBLIC reports SNOW of 5.30 INCH mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/lsr/#RNK/20140…

6:33am – from police scanner – Several cars are stuck on Brown’s Chapel Road due to slick conditions.

7am – not a lot has changed since 5am. Snow and sleet continues to fall, main (including the major travel routes) & secondary roads are snow covered and slick still.

NWS Report – 7:26 AM, 1 WSW Foscoe [Watauga Co, NC] PUBLIC reports SNOW of 3.10 INCH mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/lsr/#RNK/20140…

Photo from the western portion of Watauga County. Not as much snow as the eastern part of the county. Photo: Deej Cornett

March 7_Deej Cornett

 

8am – conditions are starting to improve a little since 5am. Temps in Boone are right at the freezing mark, slightly above in other locations in the county. Still getting reports of slick roads, both main and secondary. Forecast high temps are mid 40s with snow turning to rain later today.

No construction operations today on 321 in Blowing Rock due to recent winter storm conditions. Call 828-964-3260 for project information.

8:17am from Boone Police – Main roads are in decent shape. Secondary roads & parking lots are snow covered & very slick. Use caution this morning while driving.

From National Weather Service:

817 AM EST FRI MAR 07 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 2
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. 
********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     SNOWFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
   LAUREL SPRINGS         4.0   724 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   7 S GALAX              4.0   738 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...ASHE COUNTY...
   BEAVER CREEK           5.0   704 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   FLEETWOOD              5.0   704 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   GLENDALE SPRINGS       5.0   735 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   IDLEWILD               4.5   652 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   1 ESE WEST JEFFERSON   4.1   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   2 E TODD               4.0   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   JEFFERSON              3.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   2 W CRESTON            2.5   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
   4 NE BLOWING ROCK      8.5   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   DEEP GAP               8.2   756 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BOONE                  6.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   1 WSW FOSCOE           3.1   640 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   VALLE CRUCIS           3.0   754 AM  3/07  VERY WET SNOW           

...WILKES COUNTY...
   2 SE NORTH WILKESBOR   6.5   641 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   NORTH WILKESBORO       6.5   704 AM  3/07  STILL MODERATE SNOW     
   MILLERS CREEK          5.0   654 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   HAYS                   5.0   640 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   2 NNW MILLERS CREEK    3.5   730 AM  3/07  COCORAHS

 

Watauga Roads Screen Shot098

 


9am – Per reports over the last hour road conditions are much better than between 5am-7am. Main roads are clear for the most part, secondary roads are still partially to totally snow covered, gravel roads are covered.

 

Here’s a look at the previous record snow totals for this date from the State Climate Office. Some of these records will be broken, and all of the Top 5 may be replaced when snow totals for this storm  are tallied up

 Watauga Roads Screen Shot099  

 

10am – have not received any reports of travel/road issues in the last hour and half. There’s plenty of slushy areas, and more to come as the snow turns to rain as the day goes along. Careful also on porches,steps etc for slushy slick spots.

NWS Report:

1012 AM EST FRI MAR 07 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 4
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION.
********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     SNOWFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
   ROARING GAP            7.0   926 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   SPARTA                 5.2   905 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   KINGS CREEK            5.0   830 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   5 SSW SPARTA           4.5   718 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   LAUREL SPRINGS         4.0   724 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   7 S GALAX              4.0   738 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...ASHE COUNTY...
   WEST JEFFERSON         7.0   939 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   FLEETWOOD              5.5   958 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BEAVER CREEK           5.0   704 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   GLENDALE SPRINGS       5.0   735 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   IDLEWILD               4.5   652 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   1 ESE WEST JEFFERSON   4.1   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   2 E TODD               4.0   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   3 ESE JEFFERSON        3.9   800 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   CRUMPLER               3.5   954 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   GRASSY CREEK           3.5   825 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   JEFFERSON              3.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   CRESTON                3.0   954 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   2 W CRESTON            2.5   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   6 NW LANSING           2.0   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                       

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
   BLOWING ROCK           8.5   907 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   4 NE BLOWING ROCK      8.5   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   RUTHERWOOD             8.5   822 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   DEEP GAP               8.2   756 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BOONE                  6.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   TODD                   6.0   837 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   3 ENE BLOWING ROCK     5.5   700 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   BEECH MOUNTAIN         5.0   955 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   AHO                    5.0   822 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   1 WSW FOSCOE           3.1   640 AM  3/07  COCORAHS                
   VALLE CRUCIS           3.0   754 AM  3/07  VERY WET SNOW           

...WILKES COUNTY...
   MORAVIAN FALLS         7.5   819 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WILKESBORO             7.0   857 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BOOMER                 7.0   937 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   2 SE NORTH WILKESBOR   6.5   641 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   NORTH WILKESBORO       6.5   704 AM  3/07  STILL MODERATE SNOW     
   3 E HAYS               5.0   945 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   MILLERS CREEK          5.0   654 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   HAYS                   5.0   640 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   PURLEAR                4.5   858 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   ROARING RIVER          4.5   609 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   2 NNW MILLERS CREEK    3.5   730 AM  3/07  COCORAHS

12:45pm – main roads continue to be wet along with many secondary roads. 38° in Boone.

NWS Report:

102 PM EST FRI MAR 07 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION
IS EXTENDED TO THOSE WHO PROVIDED REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO
AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BLACKSBURG

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     SNOWFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
   SPARTA                 7.0  1045 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   ROARING GAP            7.0   926 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   KINGS CREEK            5.0   830 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   5 SSW SPARTA           4.5   718 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   ENNICE                 4.3   535 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   LAUREL SPRINGS         4.0   540 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   7 S GALAX              4.0   738 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         

...ASHE COUNTY...
   WEST JEFFERSON         7.0   939 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   FLEETWOOD              5.5   958 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BEAVER CREEK           5.0   704 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   GLENDALE SPRINGS       5.0   735 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   1 ESE WEST JEFFERSON   4.8  1100 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   CRUMPLER               3.5   954 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   GRASSY CREEK           3.5   825 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   JEFFERSON              3.0   700 AM  3/07  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   CRESTON                3.0   954 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   4 ENE GLENDALE SPRIN   1.5  1045 PM  3/06  TRAINED SPOTTER         


...WATAUGA COUNTY...
   BLOWING ROCK           8.5   907 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   RUTHERWOOD             8.5   822 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   DEEP GAP               8.2   756 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BOONE                  7.0  1200 PM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   TODD                   6.0   837 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BEECH MOUNTAIN         5.0   955 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   AHO                    5.0   822 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   1 WSW FOSCOE           3.1   726 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   VALLE CRUCIS           3.0   754 AM  3/07  VERY WET SNOW           

...WILKES COUNTY...
   MORAVIAN FALLS         7.5   819 AM  3/07  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   WILKESBORO             7.0   857 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   BOOMER                 7.0   937 AM  3/07  MIXED WITH SLEET        
   2 SE NORTH WILKESBOR   6.5   641 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   NORTH WILKESBORO       6.5   704 AM  3/07  STILL MODERATE SNOW     
   3 E HAYS               5.0   945 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   MILLERS CREEK          5.0   600 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   HAYS                   5.0   640 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   PURLEAR                4.5   858 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   ROARING RIVER          4.5   609 AM  3/07  PUBLIC                  
   MULBERRY               4.5   530 AM  3/07  PUBLIC     

 

Graphic: US National Weather Service Eastern Region HQ

March 7

 

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