Winter Storm To Impact High Country This Weekend, Some Locations Could Get Heavy Precipitation

Update –  Saturday, Dec 8 10:57 am – Video update from Brad Panovich from Saturday morning. Be sure to click on the sound icon in the bottom right corner to unmute.

Update – Saturday, Dec 8 9:20 am – Video update from National Weather Service from Saturday morning

Update Saturday, Dec 8 7:52 am – Video update from Brad Panovich from Friday night. Be sure to click on the sound icon in the bottom right corner to unmute.

Update Friday, Dec 7 11:50 am – Video update from Brad Panovich. Be sure to click on the sound icon in the bottom right corner to unmute.

Update Friday, Dec 7 6:15 am – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning from 7 pm Saturday to 11 am Monday. For more information see this link. 

Thursday night video update from Brad Panovich


Thursday, December 6, 2018 3 pm – Another winter storm will impact the High Country this weekend, mainly starting Sunday. The real question, as of Thursday afternoon, continues to be how much of an impact will it bring.

Both the National Weather Service (NWS) and Brad Panovich say that snow is on the way, starting earlier than Sunday, but the bulk of the weather event will happen Sunday into Monday and possibly Tuesday.

In a Thursday briefing, NWS says the onset of the precipitation for Saturday night remains a challenge due to differences in weather model data runs. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from Saturday evening through Monday morning calling for total snow amounts 8 to 16 inches possible, with locally higher amounts possible. The full wording of the watch can be found below the video.

In the video below Brad Panovich, Chief Meteorologist NBC Charlotte, talks about the possibilities. WataugaOnline.com will update as more information becomes available over the coming hours and days.

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow amounts 8 to 16 inches
possible, with locally higher amounts possible.

* WHERE…North Carolina mountains and foothills into Grayson
County Virginia.

* WHEN…From Saturday evening through Monday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
commute. Power outages may occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

This Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.