***All posted reports are from either the facebook or twitter pages, text/emails/calls received and police scanner. Due to the shear volume of information time may not allow credit as to where each report came from***
1pm- clouds and fog have moved into Watauga now
3:45pm- light rain falling in Boone
7:41pm – Rain / Sleet mix in the Sutherland Valley area of Ashe Co.
7:44pm – Rain and snow mixed currently falling in Fleetwood
7:55 – Rain and snow mixed Tater Hill area
7:58pm – Rain and sleet in West Jefferson
8pm – Rain and sleet in Green Valley School area
8:14pm – getting some reports of ice – updated 8:17pm – “watauga/ashe line near tn”, ” ice off of 321 Niley cook road”
8:19 via twitter – ” Few power outages at Beech Mtn in Watauga County due to tree on line. BREMCO is there. Should be fixed fast.”
8:22pm – Ice & sleet coming down near Elk Knob/ Meat Camp Rd.
8:26 – The snow has arrived on Pond Mountain
8:30 UPDATES: Starting to snow in Banner Elk (Avery County), Snowing in Bethel, Snowing in Foscoe
sleet and snow in Sugar Grove, Snow sticking in Matney, rain/sleet/snow in Bethel
sleet is starting in Perkinsville!
Heavy blowing snow on Beech Mtn. 35 degrees. Ground dusted.
Beech Mtn: 31 degrees, snowing, wind, ground covered and I can hear the snow guns on the slopes!
8:41 – Loud thunder in Foscoe
8:41 – Thunder Snow on Dutch Creek Road in Valle Crucis
Near Matney and Beech Mountain: Pouring the snow and its thundering! Everything is white, crazy weather!
Rain and snow in Deep Gap. Temp has dropped 6 degrees in approximately 1 hour.
8:52pm – Thunder snow in Matney. Looked outside probably 20 min ago and it was raining. Heard thunder and looked back out and everything is white.
9pm UPDATES – thunder BIG TIME out 221 in Blowing Rock!, Rain and snow in Deep Gap. Temp has dropped 6 degrees in approximately 1 hour.,
[lg_image folder=”January 2012/” image=”HowardsCreek011212.jpg” caption=”Heavy Snow on Howard\’s Creek Rd. Jan 12, 2012. Photo by Luke Miller” align=”center” display=”thumb”]
Beech Mountain: Snowing heavily and we have almost 1/2″ just in the last half hour
9:10pm – Snowing very hard on the 105 Bypass and the wind has really picked up.
9:14pm – Ground is white and it is pouring snow on Pond Mountain
1/2 inch of snow now @ Elk Knob/ Meat Camp Rd area, very windy too.