Wednesday January 15, 2014 Conditions/Reports

8am – no travel related issues due to weather. Light snow still in East Tennessee.

Watauga, Avery, & Johnson County TN schools are dismissing early – http://wataugaroads.com/closingscancellations/

Snow starting to stick to Mountain Dale Rd at 9:30am

 

Jan 15_Mtn Dale Road

 

Pretty good band of show moving in at 11:50am – http://wataugaroads.com/radar/

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1pm – even with the snow in the area there are no weather related travel issues currently. 90% chance of snow the rest of the day, single digit wind chills tonight.

2pm – gravel roads, if they were not already, are becoming snow covered in this round of heavy snow

Boone, 105 in Foscoe, Blowing Rock at 2pm – http://wataugaroads.com/cams/

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2:20pm – getting a report that Castle Ford Rd is snow covered

Nice band of snow at 2:10pm – http://wataugaroads.com/radar/

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3:15pm – still some lingering snow in the area, a lot of surfaces are melting almost as fast as snow fell. No major travel issues reported

The sky at Food Lion in Blowing Rock at 5:30pm. Photo: Kathy Rayfield

Jan 15_Kathy Rayfield

 

The sky in West Jefferson with a firey glow    Photo:Randal McBride

Jan 15_Randal McBride

 

Snowfall reports from around the region. Graphic and information from National Weather Service/Blacksburg

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650 PM EST WED JAN 15 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 24
HOURS FOR THE STORM THAT HAS BEEN AFFECTING OUR REGION. APPRECIATION
IS EXTENDED TO THOSE WHO PROVIDED REPORTS. THIS SUMMARY IS ALSO
AVAILABLE ON OUR HOME PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/BLACKSBURG

********************STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL********************

LOCATION          STORM TOTAL     TIME/DATE   COMMENTS                   
                     SNOWFALL           OF 
                     /INCHES/   MEASUREMENT

NORTH CAROLINA

...ALLEGHANY COUNTY...
   GLADE VALLEY           1.2   610 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  

...ASHE COUNTY...
   JEFFERSON              1.0   331 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   FLEETWOOD              1.0   335 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   CRUMPLER               0.5   614 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   WEST JEFFERSON         0.5   615 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
   1 NNE MILL RIDGE       2.0   349 PM  1/15  CHURCH HOLLOW RD        
   FOSCOE                 1.5   349 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   BLOWING ROCK           1.5   353 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   VALLE CRUCIS           1.0   257 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   MEAT CAMP              1.0   441 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   BOONE                  1.0   301 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   ZIONVILLE              0.8   353 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   VILAS                  0.5   330 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  
   DEEP GAP               0.5   332 PM  1/15  PUBLIC                  

...WILKES COUNTY...
   ROARING RIVER          0.5   642 PM  1/15  TRAINED SPOTTER  

 

6:30pm – no reported travel delays. Black ice is possible as temps are forecast into the teens, and wind chills in the single digits.

 

Photos submitted to the Watauga Roads facebook page today.

 

Shull’s Mill Road, Hound Ears, 3:20 pm today. Photo: Ani Hornberger

Jan 15_Ani Hornberger

 

Photos: Susan Murphy

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Niley Cook Road 3:20pm. Photo:Curly Stumb

Jan 15_Curly Stumb_Niley Cook Road 320pm

 

Deck Hill around 3pm. Photo:Sara Rice

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The Upper Valley in Valle Crucis this morning around 7:40 AM. Photo: Tom Eshelman

Jan 15_Tom Eshelman

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