Reports for Week of Nov 26-Dec 1

Monday Nov 26, 2012

10:03am – High fire danger continues across the area

11:35am – 48 degrees at 11:33am in Boone. Winds continue to gust around 20mph. 60% chance of rain tonight, 70% tomorrow.

2:09pm – SPSRNK from 11/26/2012 1:33 PM to 6:00 PM EST for Wilkes County, Ashe County. 1.usa.gov/10Z5GK4

2:27pm – The clouds are rolling in. Photo by Kenneth Reece

2:33pm – SPSGSP from 11/26/2012 2:32 PM to 6:00 PM EST for Avery County: INCREASED FIRE DANGER UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS… fb.me/1TbR4d9PI

3:30pm – Rain chances 60% tonight lows in mid 30s, 70% for Tuesday highs only in lower 40s. Maybe the glimpse of snow showers Tuesday night per NWS.

3:30pm – Photos of fire in Caldwell County at the bottom of the mountain. Photos by Lisa Lopp

5:24pm – reported wreck in front of 5 Guys on 321, possible delays.
5:52pm that wreck is cleared

6:44pm Semi stuck in S curve on 194 between Valle Crucis and Matney

Tuesday Nov 28, 2012

3:28am – 34 degrees in Boone at 3:27am. Sunny but only in the 40s today. Sunny and 50s for Thursday

9:15am – Don’t let that glimpse of sun fool you. It’s 32 degrees with wind gust of 25mph in Boone at 9:15am

10:28am – Construction ops continue on 321 today. Possible lane closures from Holiday Inn Express to Green Park Inn per DOT

12:26pm – 37 degrees in Boone at 12:25pm. Wind gust still over 15mph. It’s a cold day despite the sunshine

41 degrees in Boone at 2:30pm and still gutsy winds over 15mph. Clear and low 20s tonight

Wednesday Nov 29, 2012

3:28am -34 degrees in Boone at 3:27am. Sunny but only in the 40s today. Sunny and 50s for Thursday

9:15am – Don’t let that glimpse of sun fool you. It’s 32 degrees with wind gust of 25mph in Boone at 9:15am

10:28am – Construction ops continue on 321 today. Possible lane closures from Holiday Inn Express to Green Park Inn per DOT

12:26pm – 37 degrees in Boone at 12:25pm. Wind gust still over 15mph. It’s a cold day despite the sunshine

2:31pm – 41 degrees in Boone at 2:30pm and still gutsy winds over 15mph. Clear and low 20s tonight

2:49pm – 2:49pm getting report that police are directing traffic on 321 in town. Not sure of the reason. 3:19pm – follow up report that it was due to a funeral procession.

3:32pm -One year ago today we were getting heavy rains and several roads around the area experienced flooding. Here’s a recap of what happen that day. Nov 28 Rain/Flood Reports

4:01pm – 321 Water Line Relocation to take place on Monday, Dec. 3- http://wataugaroads.com/321-water-line-relocation-to-take-place-on-monday-dec-3/

5:28pm – Next to the last full moon of the year is tonight. Last one will be Dec 28. Clear and lower 20s tonight.

5:53pm – via Beyond The Sunrise facebook page – “Today’s forest fire in Caldwell County Foothills near Lenoir. It is estimated to be 7-8 miles between fire and the home. – From Thunder Hill Overlook on BRP near Blowing Rock.”

6:18pm – via Brad Panovich – “Smallest full moon of the year tonight, but you can see the Full Beaver Moon very well. name origin: This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon. (credit: Framers Almanac) ”

Here’s a collection of some of the full moon with Jupiter shots that came in Wednesday night.

Thursday Nov 29, 2012

7:58am – Do you recall what you were doing one year ago today in the High Country? Be sure to check out the page today for a few reminders.

8:00 am – here are a few reminders of our weather from one year ago today. Tuesday November 29, 2011 Snow Videos

8:40am:

Some parts of Blowing Rock to have little to no water for 4-6 hours on Monday – http://wataugaroads.com/321-water-line-relocation-to-take-place-on-monday-dec-3/

Proposed U.S. 221 Widening Meeting To Be Held Dec 4-http://wataugaroads.com/proposed-u-s-221-widening-meeting-to-be-held/

Boone Christmas Parade this Saturday – http://wataugaroads.com/area-christmas-parades/

8:42am – Remember the detour on 321 in BR today and every Tuesday & Thursday from 11am-3pm. http://wataugaroads.com/321-detours-every-tuesday-thursday/

Friday Nov 30, 2012

8:32am – 23 degrees is the low so far for the day in Boone. 27 degrees at 8:31am. Sunny with 50s today and tomorrow.

10:15am – Via DOT- Construction ops continue on #US321 in Blowing Rock today. Lane closures at Cliff Dwellers. Slay alert, expect delays.

12:01pm – 54 degrees at 12noon today in Boone, compared to 46 on Thursday, 36 on Wednesday
43 on Tuesday at the same time this week.

There are some folks posting that they have felt what could have been an earthquake. Reports from near the high school, eastern end of the county and Boone are coming in. So far as of 2:02pm USGS is not reporting anything close to this area.

Marking payment on 421 between Boone and Vilas with huge backups on 421 per report coming in at 2:48pm

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