Monday January 28 Conditions


5am – the freezing rain has left many surfaces slick. Caution traveling and walking this morning

5:18am – Freezing Rain Advisory in effect until 7am for Watauga & Ashe. It is canceled for Avery, Wilkes, Caldwell

5:30am – Brown’s Chapel and Meat Camp Roads reported slick

5:43am – via Facebook “Friendship Church and Sorrento Skies area is a skating rink”

5:45am – 421 from Wilkes to Boone reportedly just wet

6am – 321 Boone to Hickory reportedly in good shape, patchy fog. Blowing Rock to Banner Elk reportedly slick

6:15am – our sponsor from SAKS Grill reports icy conditions around Boone. They’ll be opening little later this morning

ASU classes will meet as scheduled today, Jan. 28.

Slick spots in Boone and Blowing Rock, along with out in the county

6:30am- main roads have some slick spots but driveable per incoming reports. Side roads are more problematic. Lots of ice covered driveways.

7am – main roads have some slick spots but driveable per incoming reports. Many side roads are an icy mess, along with driveways. Careful on sidewalks, porches etc.

7:30am – power outages – Wilkes 460, Ashe 1 in Blue Ridge Electric member area

8am – still getting a lot of reports of slick side roads and driveways. Continued caution advised

Sky over Deep Gap this morning. Photo: Olivia Bryant


Sky over Boone. Photo: Olivia Bryant



8:50am UPDATE – Watauga County Schools are now closed.


9am – still getting a lot of reports of slick roads in the county. Continue to use caution and avoid travel until temps warm up if possible.

9:35am – still only 32 degrees in Boone. Temps are forecast to get into the mid 40s. Continue to use caution, plenty of very slick roads/surfaces.

11:40am – it’s 55 degrees in Boone. At 10:15am it was 38



30 degrees to 58 in 3 hours time



For something  a little different today here is Ten Years of Accumulating Precipitation from Bill Wheaton on Vimeo. About 3,650 or so picture files were used in making this.



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