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
Pretty good band of show moving in at 11:50am – http://wataugaroads.com/radar/
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/
2:20pm – getting a report that Castle Ford Rd is snow covered
Nice band of snow at 2:10pm – http://wataugaroads.com/radar/
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
The sky in West Jefferson with a firey glow Photo:Randal McBride
Snowfall reports from around the region. Graphic and information from National Weather Service/Blacksburg
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
Photos: Susan Murphy
Niley Cook Road 3:20pm. Photo:Curly Stumb
Deck Hill around 3pm. Photo:Sara Rice
The Upper Valley in Valle Crucis this morning around 7:40 AM. Photo: Tom Eshelman