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Friday December 23, 2022 Winter Storm Updates

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Last Updated on December 23, 2022 4:03 pm

WataugaOnline.com updates on the winter storm impacts. Information will be updated as it becomes available and necessary.


Wind Chill Warning and a Winter Weather Advisory are in effect until Saturday. More information at this link.


Blue Ridge Energy Facing Severe Impacts From Winter Storm – Restoration Efforts To Continue Into The Night. More information at this link.


Wind chills at 9am are -18 in Boone, -43 on Grandfather Mountain and -33 on Beech Mountain.

At midnight it was 37 in Boone, 33 at 4am, 30 at 5am, 20 at 6am, 11 at 7am and now 8 above at 8am.


AppalCART will be closed today.

Due to inclement weather and road conditions, the Watauga County Community Recreation Center will open at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, December 23, 2022. Weather and road conditions will continue to be monitored and adjustments will be made, if necessary.

The Rec Center will be closed Saturday and Sunday, December 24 & 25, 2022, in observance of Christmas.  Sanitation is closed today, tomorrow, and Sunday, December 23-25, 2022.  All container sites will be open on Monday & Tuesday, December 26 & 27, 2022.  Other County Offices are closed today, Monday and Tuesday, December 23, 26, & 27, 2022, in observance of Christmas.

Town of Boone offices will be closed on December 23rd through December 26th for the holidays. Town offices will be reopened Tuesday, December 27th.


Peak wind gust so far in Boone of 47mph at 4:35am

Power outages started occurring just before 4:40 am. At the height at least 1,719 Blue Ridge Energy members were without during the 5 am hour.

Rain/snow mix started around 3:06 am. At the time it was 36 degrees with a wind chill of 30 in Boone.

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