WataugaOnline.com Winter Storm Updates – Dec 8 -10, 2018

WataugaOnline.com updates on the winter storm impacts to the High Country from Saturday, December 8 through Monday, December 10, 2018

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Winter Weather Advisory In Effect From 6pm Tonight Until Noon Tuesday – Dec 10-11, 2018

Time lapse video of the storm from Saturday Dec 8 until Monday morning Dec 10. Video courtsey of ResortCams.com

Town of Boone offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 10th

4:04 pm – Travel is still not advised at the is hour and overnight. Boone Police continue to respond to stranded vehicles. Roads out in the county are no better per incoming reports. NWS says tonight snow likely with a chance of freezing drizzle. Total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Ice accumulation around a trace. Near steady temperature in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph this evening, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Due to continued inclement weather conditions Watauga County Offices will be closed on Monday, December 10, 2018.

On Monday, December 10, 2018 the Watauga County Sanitation Department’s Transfer Station and Container Site located at 336 Landfill Road will open at 1:00pm.  The transfer station and container sites will resume regular operating schedules on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

Watauga County Schools will be closed for students and staff on Monday. More school closings at this link. 

10:58am Sunday, December 9, 2018 – Boone Police continue to urge motorists to stay off the roads today. One officer tells WataugaOnline.com that there are multiple stranded vehicles in town.

 

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
204 PM EST Sun Dec 9 2018

…SNOWFALL REPORTS…

Location Amount Time/Date Lat/Lon

…North Carolina…

…Alleghany County…
Ennice 15.0 in 0145 PM 12/09 36.55N/81.00W
Ennice 12.5 in 1145 AM 12/09 36.55N/81.00W
2 WSW Glade Valley 11.0 in 0930 AM 12/09 36.47N/81.09W
3 E Glade Valley 9.0 in 1016 AM 12/09 36.48N/81.00W

…Ashe County…
3 SE Fleetwood 14.0 in 1000 AM 12/09 36.27N/81.48W
1 N Fleetwood 14.0 in 1110 AM 12/09 36.32N/81.52W
Jefferson 14.0 in 1200 PM 12/09 36.42N/81.47W
2 WSW Idlewild 12.0 in 1000 AM 12/09 36.31N/81.47W

…Watauga County…
1 NNW Aho 17.5 in 1250 PM 12/09 36.18N/81.62W
2 WSW Boone 16.0 in 1035 AM 12/09 36.20N/81.71W
2 N Boone 15.5 in 1137 AM 12/09 36.24N/81.67W
1 SSW Lovill 14.0 in 1111 AM 12/09 36.21N/81.74W
3 W Blowing Rock 14.0 in 0100 PM 12/09 36.12N/81.72W
Rutherwood 13.0 in 1020 AM 12/09 36.23N/81.60W
2 NNW Boone 12.1 in 0940 AM 12/09 36.23N/81.68W
3 W Blowing Rock 12.0 in 0945 AM 12/09 36.12N/81.72W
Seven Devils 10.5 in 0945 AM 12/09 36.15N/81.81W
Todd 10.5 in 1010 AM 12/09 36.30N/81.60W
Todd 10.5 in 1010 AM 12/09 36.30N/81.60W

…Wilkes County…
3 SSE Buck 13.5 in 1230 PM 12/09 36.13N/81.21W
3 NW Moravian Falls 13.0 in 1110 AM 12/09 36.13N/81.22W
3 SSW Roaring River 13.0 in 1135 AM 12/09 36.18N/81.02W


Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
920 AM EST Sun Dec 9 2018

…SNOWFALL REPORTS…

Location Amount Time/Date Provider

…North Carolina…

…Alleghany County…
3 ESE Whitehead 9.0 in 0740 AM 12/09 Public
3 NE Sparta 9.0 in 0730 AM 12/09 Trained Spotter
Ennice 5.0 in 0615 AM 12/09 Public
Roaring Gap 3.0 in 0355 AM 12/09 Public

…Ashe County…
2 WSW Idlewild 10.0 in 0700 AM 12/09 Amateur Radio
1 N Fleetwood 9.0 in 0652 AM 12/09 Public
4 WSW Scottville 7.5 in 0750 AM 12/09 Emergency Mngr

…Watauga County…
Meat Camp 12.0 in 0853 AM 12/09 Public
1 SSW Lovill 11.0 in 0858 AM 12/09 Public
1 E Seven Devils 10.8 in 0814 AM 12/09 Public
3 W Blowing Rock 10.5 in 0747 AM 12/09 Public
1 SW Aho 10.5 in 0700 AM 12/09 COCORAHS
1 SSE Valle Crucis 10.1 in 0830 AM 12/09 Trained Spotter
2 S Lovill 10.0 in 0850 AM 12/09 Public
1 E Seven Devils 9.8 in 0650 AM 12/09 COCORAHS
2 NNW Boone 9.2 in 0632 AM 12/09 Public
3 SE Rutherwood 9.0 in 0655 AM 12/09 Fire Dept/Rescue
Foscoe 9.0 in 0643 AM 12/09 Emergency Mngr
2 NNW Boone 9.0 in 0556 AM 12/09 Public
1 SW Boone 8.5 in 0745 AM 12/09 Public
Blowing Rock 8.0 in 0646 AM 12/09 Emergency Mngr
2 ESE Lovill 7.0 in 0658 AM 12/09 Emergency Mngr
Meat Camp 7.0 in 0600 AM 12/09 Public
2 NNW Foscoe 7.0 in 0530 AM 12/09 Public
1 S Meat Camp 6.0 in 0348 AM 12/09 Public
2 W Boone 5.5 in 0600 AM 12/09 Trained Spotter

…Wilkes County…
Wilbar 12.0 in 0800 AM 12/09 Public
1 SW Roaring River 7.5 in 0734 AM 12/09 Public
3 NE Maple Springs 6.8 in 0511 AM 12/09 Public
North Wilkesboro 5.1 in 0503 AM 12/09 Public

Update Sunday Dec 9, 2018 – 8:11am – Blue Ridge Energy crews continue to work to restore the final power outages from just before 6am this morning. At one point over 300 members were without power, as of 8:12 am only 16 members remained without power.


Brad Panovich 7 pm Saturday night update. Be sure to click the sound icon in the bottom right corner to unmute the audio

Link – Watauga County Issues State of Emergency Due To Winter Storm, Currently No Restrictions

The Blue Ridge Parkway road and all visitor facilities, including the Folk Art Center and the Asheville visitor center, will be closed on Dec. 9 due to ice and snow. For road and facility updates, please check the real-time road map.

Appalachian State University’s Adverse Weather Policy is in effect for non-faculty employees at Condition 2 (Suspended Operations) from 11 p.m. Saturday, December 8 until 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10. Go to http://appstatealert.com for more information, or contact your immediate supervisor with any questions.

As a reminder, all exams for Monday, Dec. 10 were re-scheduled or will meet online.

Link – Winter Storm Warning In Effect 7pm Saturday To 11am Monday – Dec 8-10, 2018

Link – Jim Cantore Of The Weather Channel To Provide Reports From Boone During Winter Storm Event

Link – Governor Cooper Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Winter Storm – Dec 7, 2018