Wednesday January 22 Conditions/Reports

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9 degrees with wind chill of -10 in Boone at 5:20am

5:50am – main roads are in good shape according to Watauga County dispatch office. Secondary roads vary from fully to partial snow covered, gravel roads are snow covered. DOT has been out treating roads all night and as of this time no major accidents or travel issues reported.  Extremely cold this morning with single digit temps and wind chills below zero.

All ASU classes that meet before 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 have been cancelled.

AppalCART will be on a delayed scheduled with routes starting at 10am.

8 above in Boone at 6:30am with wind chill of -13, meanwhile in Anchorage Alaska it’s 34 degrees.

-34 degree wind chill on Grandfather Mtn at 6:32am

Day

Limited work operations on 321 in Blowing Rock today due to weather. Call 828-964-3260 for info.

Snow accumulations as reported to NWS: 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
836 AM EST WED JAN 22 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 26
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

...ASHE COUNTY...
   JEFFERSON              1.0   700 AM  1/22  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   CRESTON                1.0   119 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
       

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
   3 SE SEVEN DEVILS      4.0   610 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   VALLE CRUCIS           2.3   411 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   BOONE   

 

8am – no major changes since the 5:50am update. Main roads are in good shape, secondary roads vary from fully to partial snow covered, gravel roads are snow covered. No major travel issues reported. Wind chills will be the main issue today with values as low as 20 below.

Snow depth chart from NWS for Jan 21 & 22

nsm_depth_2014012105_Southern_Appalachia

nsm_depth_2014012205_Southern_Appalachia

 

Even with today’s single digit temps it is still not enough to break the Top 5 lowest for this date. Data from North Carolina State Climate Office

Watauga Roads Screen Shot048

 

11:30am -  all AppalCART routes are on regular schedule with the exception of the Green Route can not service Old Bristol Road.

Snow accumulations as reported to NWS:

1055 AM EST WED JAN 22 2014

THE FOLLOWING ARE UNOFFICIAL OBSERVATIONS TAKEN DURING THE PAST 28
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

...ASHE COUNTY...
   2 E TODD               3.1   700 AM  1/22  COCORAHS                
   3 SW CRESTON           3.1   800 AM  1/22  COCORAHS                
   6 NW LANSING           3.0   700 AM  1/22  COCORAHS                
   1 ESE WEST JEFFERSON   1.7   700 AM  1/22  COCORAHS                
   JEFFERSON              1.0   700 AM  1/22  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   CRESTON                1.0   119 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
      

...WATAUGA COUNTY...
   3 SE SEVEN DEVILS      4.0   610 PM  1/21  TRAINED SPOTTER         
   VALLE CRUCIS           2.3   411 PM  1/21  PUBLIC                  
   BOONE                  2.0   700 AM  1/22  CO-OP OBSERVER          
   1 WSW FOSCOE           1.5   625 AM  1/22  COCORAHS 
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