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NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Avery County)

Current Conditions

Temp: 19.9°F
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Crossnore , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:55AM

Snow Ending, Colder

The northwest flow snow machine (push-mower sized) gradually shuts down today with morning snow showers continuing for the higher elevations and westward facing slopes. The rest of us see flurries or a few lingering snow showers. Click here for our snow accumulations forecast from yesterday through early afternoon today. Wednesday is the sunniest day of the week, but not the "mildest" which is reserved for Thursday. Another front brings light rain Thursday afternoon changing to snow showers and flurries at night, nothing big. Maybe we'll save that for early next week...

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Hi: 28 Lo: 12

Mostly to partly cloudy; Morning flurries, snow showers at higher elev's; NW wind 10-20 mph & gusty (gusts to 45 mph Tue. night)

Hi: 37 Lo: 20

Clear; Rather cold; AM wind NW 10-20 mph becoming light by afternoon

Hi: 43 Lo: 25

Becoming cloudy; Late-day rain showers, changing to snow showers or flurries Thur night; SW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 32 Lo: 13

Becoming mostly clear after early flurries; Cold

Hi: 37 Lo: 24

Mostly clear day; Becoming cloudy Sat. night

Further Out

Sunday - Cloudy; Rain and snow mix changing to all snow late Sunday night; High in the mid 30s; Low in the mid 20s
Monday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Colder; Early snow showers; High in the upper 20s; Low near 10 degrees

Forecast Discussion

A northwesterly flow remains in place in the wake of yesterday's clipper that is now a raging Nor'easter off the New England coast. Snow showers hang around through midday mainly for the higher elevations and western most slopes closer to the TN border with flurries thereafter. The rest of us see morning flurries or scattered snow showers before tapering off. Additional accumulations are limited to elevations over 4000' in the neighborhood of "about an inch".

Wednesday, high pressure builds over the Ohio Valley and Southeast transitioning to the Atlantic coast by Thursday afternoon. This makes for a sunny day tomorrow, still chilly, but not as cold. The "mildest" day of the week is Thursday as a southwesterly wind on the backside of the high brings temperatures back to seasonal levels. However, a cold front sweeps over western NC Thursday evening with light rain showers changing to snow showers overnight into Friday. This will be a smaller event than what just occurred.

Friday is cold and blustery, Saturday not as bad. All eyes turn towards west Texas over the weekend with a developing area of low pressure ejecting into the Mississippi Valley Sunday. Questions abound on the track of the low, but right now we have it passing to our north. With that idea in mind we'll see a rain/snow mix Sunday afternoon, perhaps changing to all rain Sunday night for a while, then to all snow by Monday morning. That's not a lot of detail, but probably too much given the uncertainty. What is more clear is another big-time shot of cold air arriving Monday behind the system.


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