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Winter Storm Expected This Weekend – Jan 12-13, 2019

Last Updated on February 13, 2022 8:48 am

UPDATED Friday Jan 11 4:08pm – A Winter Storm Warning has been issued from 1pm Saturday until 7pm Sunday. More details at this link. 

UPDATED Friday Jan 11 9:10am – Updated information from the National Weather Service added. Expected snowfall totals forecast to be on the low end of 3 inches and on the high end of 7 inches for Boone. 

UPDATED Friday January 11 4:44 am – A Winter Storm Watch has been issued from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening.

UPDATED Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:36 pm – The National Weather Service (NWS) has updated their forecast for snowfall totals this evening. The latest projections are that Boone/Watauga County could see between 4-6 inches of snow from 7 am Saturday through 7 pm Sunday.

Brad Panovich, Chief Meteorologist with NBC Charlotte, is also forecasting 4-6 inches.




Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:01 pm – The High Country could be in line for a winter storm event this weekend.

Uncertainty remains as of Thursday morning as to the extent of the possible storm and its effect both locally and regionally. In a Thursday morning update, the National Weather Service (NWS) says that the greatest overall impact from wintry weather appears to be centered around the Saturday night into Sunday afternoon timeframe. The question for the moment is what kind of precipitation could result from the storm, meaning an all snow event or a mixed bag of snow, sleet, freezing rain.  

NWS adds, “Those with travel plans this weekend are encouraged to monitor latest forecasts with some potential for winter headlines in the coming days as models refine and converge in on a solution.”

Brad Panovich, Chief Meteorologist with NBC Charlotte, provides a video update below. 

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