Strong winds started occurring around midnight along with some rain.
Around 4am via facebook – “Report of power outage on poplar grove rd and starting to sleet in Blowing Rock”
Via Watauga County Communications facebook page – “12/27 @ 05:13: First report of icy road is Friendship Church Rd. Reported very slick.”
6:03am – Radar is still showing some pockets of freezing rain but at this time no reports are coming into the facebook or twitter pages. There is still the chance for icing this morning (per NWS). Rainy and very windy today, rain chances are 100%, wind gust up to 45mph possible.
1:50pm – Sleet mixed with snow currently on Beech Mtn reported by Beech Mountain fb page